Havebury launch free solar energy programme for 2,000 Suffolk homes
Havebury Housing Partnership is tackling rising energy costs for up to 2,000 Suffolk homes by introducing an innovative Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel programme. The move aims to benefit tenants with cheaper energy bills.
The programme which aims to alleviate fuel poverty is a partnership between Havebury, Macquarie Lending and Keepmoat and is understood to be the biggest partnership of its kind in the East Anglia.
Keepmoat is a national market leader with over 80 years’ experience in sustainable community regeneration, housing, and planned and responsive repairs to the UK housing industry with an exceptional reputation and proven track record of delivering projects to affording housing providers.
Roll-out of the first phase of solar panels commenced on Wednesday 6 May and is fully funded by Macquarie Lending, requiring no financial contribution from Havebury.
Philip Sullivan, Director of Operations at Havebury said; “This is a very exciting initiative and could potentially offer our residents’ great savings on their energy costs. Our aim is to ensure that we tackle fuel poverty and keep our residents remain warm in their homes. Not only can we now generate free solar energy, but we can also put energy back into the National Grid for others in the area to utilise.”
Havebury’s Head of Assets, Matthew Dick added: “Havebury is committed to helping its tenants financially and has capitalised on an exciting programme that offers significant electricity bill savings for its customers and reduces CO2 emissions by installing Solar PV panels at no cost and no risk”.
The programme represents a major boost for the sector and marks a significant first step in Havebury’s strategy to support our efforts to reduce residents’ energy bills.
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