Aberdeenshire Council has appointed solar installer Emtec Energy to deliver solar and battery storage retrofits to 500 local authority homes. The programme, which is valued at £4 million, has identified 500 properties in the Inverurie and MacDuff areas of the city which will receive solar and storage systems with the intention of alleviating grid constraints in the area. Around 3.25kW of solar will be paired with a 5.5kWh battery in each property, and the systems will be used to provide grid services to the local network. The pilot scheme has been launched after the council attempted to roll-out energy efficient schemes on existing properties, including solar PV, but was hamstrung by local grid constraints which prevented connecting systems to the grid.
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The largest group of solar panels in the Channel Islands is now up and running in Guernsey. The panels belong to Guernsey Electricity and are on the roof of Guernsey Post’s headquarters, Envoy House.
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