Solar Panels Get South Bucks All Charged Up
New photo-voltaic solar panels have recently been installed, saving money and energy at South Bucks District Council’s Capswood offices. Not only will the panels help the Council cut costs, they will also help the Council generate cash and save C02.
The Council installed the solar panels, with the help of funding from the Bucks Strategic Partnership. They will be able to generate 8,500 kilowatt peak hours of energy per year, and save almost 5 tonnes of C02 from being emitted.
Over 25 years the Council will receive an index linked payment from the Feed in Tariff for generating energy, and will also receive additional payments, on top of the tariff, for exporting any surplus energy to the national grid. Not only that, the Council’s energy bills will be reduced by up to £1,000 per year as it will need to use less energy from the National Grid.
Councillor Alan Walters, Chairman of the Council and Lead Member for Sustainability said “This really is a win win solution for local residents, the Council and the local environment of South Bucks. We use less energy, save money and reduce our carbon emissions all in one action – and we get paid for doing it! The Council has been reducing its energy use over the past two years and we have already saved over £7,000 for South Bucks tax payers. The solar panels are part of the Council’s wider aim to continually reduce energy.”
If you are interested in installing solar panels and other forms renewable energy, please visit the Energy Saving Trust website for further information.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200