Richmondshire District Council

Solar panels installed on Richmondshire bungalows

A new scheme to install energy efficiency measures to housing stock in Richmondshire is complete.

As part of a consortium made up of North Yorkshire County Council and other local authorities in the county, the District Council secured £220,000 in LAD2 funding from the Government – adding £110,000 of its own funds to the pot.

It partnered with E.on to deliver the ‘Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery’ scheme which funded free solar panels to council housing stock.

Over the last year, the Council had developed a project to install solar PV panels to 29 council owned bungalows. The properties identified, which had an EPC rating of D or worse, are in Hipswell, East Witton, Thoralby, Constable Burton, Scorton and Middleham.

“As energy costs continue to rise, this project is one we are all pleased to see happening,” said Cllr Phillip Wicks, Portfolio Holder. “Feedback from customers has been very positive. They will be able to save money on their electricity at a key time.

“A typical domestic solar PV system could save around 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes of carbon per year – which also contributes to the Council’s climate change agenda.”

Councillor Wicks with John Turner of Scorton
Councillor Wicks with John Turner of Scorton whose home has benefitted from solar panels.
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