Solar switch for housing association

Three Valleys Housing installing solar panels
Three Valleys Housing installing solar panels

Tenants of a Derbyshire housing association are getting the chance to reduce their electricity bills by using renewable energy.

Three Valleys Housing is installing solar panels to several of its properties as part of investments to tackle fuel poverty.

Residents will be able to cut energy bills through free use of the electricity generated by the PV panels.

Sue Coulson, managing director at Three Valleys Housing, said: “Our tenants will be able to reduce their electricity use and their bills. As fuel costs rise, these panels will deliver benefits for the next 25 years.”

The systems are being installed as a pilot programme to 20 Three Valleys Housing properties, ten in Ilkeston and ten in Long Eaton.

The payback from the solar panels will be monitored closely so that the association can decide on future installation programmes.