First signed in 2021, the partnership has seen hundreds of energy-efficient Bargate Homes future-proofed with UPOWA Inline Solar systems. These are helping homeowners save energy, keeping carbon emissions and electricity bills low.
Today, there is an increasing focus on more sustainable living. Both home buyers and the Government demand ever more energy-efficient, low carbon homes. With the recent implementation of the new Part L Building Regulations, new dwellings must now meet increased energy efficiency requirements. These changes are posing significant challenges to the housebuilding industry.
Providing all solar PV
Under the deal, UPOWA will provide a complete service to meet Bargate Homes’ solar PV needs, from consultancy, design, and supply to installation and aftercare. This will make Bargate Homes’ route to Part L compliance seamless and stress-free.
Mark White, managing director of Bargate Homes, said: “Bargate Homes is committed to only building EPC A or B rated homes to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills. The installation of solar panels is a key element in our approach to creating energy-efficient homes that meet these high EPC ratings.
“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with UPOWA with their solar expertise and innovative approach, which will support us as we strive to become one of the most sustainable housebuilders in the industry.”
James Bull, sales director at UPOWA added: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing agreement as Bargate Homes’ go-to solar experts, helping to create eco-friendly housing across the South. As demand increases for solar panels, UPOWA is well-positioned to support Bargate through the obstacles and ensure a smooth transition to the Future Homes Standard.
“We look forward to partnering with Bargate Homes on their journey to creating more high-quality, sustainable homes that reduce energy bills and carbon emissions for their customers.”
Part L with solar PV
Like many housebuilders, Bargate Homes is choosing solar as a renewable energy source to help achieve compliance with Part L across its current and future eco-friendly developments.
Solar PV is a proven renewable technology that’s easy to install and requires little maintenance. It’s also one of the most cost-effective solutions to meet the increased energy efficiency standards, which require a 31% reduction in carbon emissions compared with previous regulations.
As demand for solar panels ramps up across Bargate Homes’ sites, UPOWA will supply end-to-end solar PV expertise to ensure full compliance. This will enable Bargate Homes to manage costs more efficiently and avoid potential delays to their development build programs.