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UK council adds PV to 1,000 social homes

22 Mar 2012

The Mid Devon District Council in South West England has installed photovoltaic (PV) panels on 1,000 homes as part of a new green initiative.

Solar panels have been installed on social housing throughout the region, with residents expected to save around £150 annually on electricity bills. Energy efficiency specialist Anesco managed the project.

Ray Stanley, Cabinet Member for Housing, said, ‘We’re delighted to have successfully met our target and achieved the milestone 1,000th install. Thanks to a huge effort made by the team at Anesco, who are managing the install, we have been able to continue in our long term ambitions to help reduce our emissions while helping tenants with spiralling energy bills.

‘The scale of the project and the installations has been an amazing feat and we’re proud of our success, especially when many other local authorities ceased installing during a period of industry uncertainty. We would like to thank all Mid Devon District Council tenants and local residents for their understanding and patience throughout the process.’

Adrian Pike, CEO of Anesco, added, ‘Tenants are benefiting from reduce energy bills, while the council is improving the energy efficiency of its housing stock and reducing its carbon dioxide emissions in line with government targets. It really is a win-win situation.’

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