500 Solar Panels Fitted Free to Council Houses

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From left, Cllrs Val Barrell and Mark Howell, site manager Steve Hall and Glenda Street, residents’ liaison officer

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The installation of 500 free solar panels on council homes in South Cambridgeshire has begun & all this at at no cost to the occupants.

The roof based solar panels are being paid for and fitted by Savills Solar next month, with electricity generated during the day available free to residents and the surplus electricity being sold to energy providers to finance the project.

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Each household taking part should save at least £150 a year on their fuel bills, as well as cutting their carbon footprint.

Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire’s District Council’s member for housing, was present as the first panels were fitted.

With a great deal of fanfare he excitement he said: “Seeing panels being installed is simply fantastic. Tenants will immediately see the benefits of free electricity during the day and this project adds to the district’s green credentials.”

There were high hopes thousands more the panels would be fitted to homes but the Government slashed solar power subsidies when the scheme proved too popular leaving many investors wary of diving into their pockets.

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