Weaver Vale Solar PV Project

Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s journey to 1,600 solar roofs began with a single step.

Actually, it was a single rooftop system at the head office in Cheshire, England. In that building, directors of the trust got together and devised a plan to reduce energy costs for tenants, part of its affordable warmth strategy. The trust resolved to learn a little more about solar energy and then roll out residential systems across almost a quarter of its 6,200 properties.

Accessing the Fusion21 Solar PV Framework, Weaver Vale awarded the contract to Rothwell Plumbing Services and EnPhase. At the time of FIT tariff cuts, the suppliers managed to install 400 panels a week to ensure Weaver Vale attained the better rates.