Solar panels installed in Daventry

WORK has started on installing Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of a building owned by Daventry District Council (DDC).

The panels are being installed on the roof of Hambleside Danelaw in Long March and work is expected to take around two weeks.

It follows previous solar panel installations earlier this year on the council’s offices in Lodge Road, the Abbey Building and Daventry Leisure Centre.

The new panels will cost up to £290,000 and help to save an estimated 49 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and generate an annual income of around £17,000 a year through the Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme.

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, portfolio holder for environment at DDC, said: “This will further help to reduce our CO2 emissions and provide the business with reduced energy bills.

“It also continues our policy of investing-to-save and, once the initial cost has paid for itself, will provide us with a steady long-term income.”