Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: #BritainsBrightestStreet

Friday, 29 May 2015


As a parent I often find myself considering things that would not have pinged up on my radar as much before the arrival of my little ones.

Now I find things such as the amount of recycling I can do, trying to do my bit to help look after planet Earth for my children’s futures and renewable energy sources are all concerns that previously may not have been at the forefront of my thoughts.

Previously I’d have not been quite as concerned about leaving a light on, or having the heating up a little higher than I really needed. I just paid my bills and thought no more about it. In the past couple of years since Tyne was born however, I’ve made a conscious effort to try to be that bit Greener, and consider renewable energy source providers.

Nowadays we have choices -  from tidal, wind and Solar energy sources to name but three - providers are really trying to tap in to renewables and vast sums of money are spent on researching these each year. It’s in regards to Solar energy that I’m writing today.

Sun Edison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company, and they’re currently searching for Britain’s Brightest Street.

The street that’s the most switched on to solar energy will be able to nominate a school or local charity that would benefit from free Solar panels. 
All you need to do is get together with 5-20 of your neighbours, check out the criteria on the Sun Edison website and apply.

By doing so, you and your neighbours could be able to receive up to 45% off your energy bills, and zero ongoing costs for 10 years….and you could even increase the value of your property in the process as solar panels improve a properties EPC rating!

 Check out for further details on if you are eligible and how to apply and nominate the chosen school or charity.

I'm working with BritMums and SunEdison talking about the #BritainsBrightestStreet search campaign. I have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit for more information about #BritainsBrightestStreet search

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1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how the arrival of a baby can stretch our minds to think about so much more! We have solar panels and are loving the savings and the being part of a greener life style too.
    Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums


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