Lewes District Council is investing in sustainable energy and reducing its carbon footprint - providing hundreds of tenants across the district with solar photovoltaic panels.
Accessed through Fusion21’s Retrofit Framework, the installation of solar panels began in Newhaven and has already been rolled out to 525 properties throughout the district – with Johu Solar providing the installation.
Councillor Ron Maskell, Lead Member for Housing at Lewes District Council, said: “It’s great that hundreds of tenants are already seeing the difference as they are provided with free electricity during daylight hours. They are also noticing their energy bills are reducing, in some cases by up to 40 per cent. Council tax payers will also benefit as funds raised will be re-invested for council services, saving tax payers’ money. It’s a ‘win-win’ all round.”
John Farley, Framework Manager at Fusion21 said: “Lewes District Council’s project will make a huge difference to residents and their wellbeing. In addition to keeping homes warmer - significant savings on their energy bills of up to 40%, will give residents a welcomed financial boost."