Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the city council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge, in a bid to reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. Nottingham City Council has secured £4,367,540 from the government’s Green Homes Grant to fit solar panels to around 655 properties in the city. The council has used government funding to install solar panels on over 4,000 social housing properties since 2012. The rollout, due to start next month, comes as energy prices are rising and concerns increase about the need for greener ways to heat and power homes. Installing solar panels is expected to save around £240 a year in electricity costs per household and would equate to a carbon saving of 440 tonnes over 655 properties.
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The British Army has opened its first solar farm to power one of its training bases in East Yorkshire. The four-hectare Defence School of Transport (DST) site, in Leconfield, has more than 4,000 solar panels and is the first of four pilots. It is expected to cut 700 tonnes of carbon emissions and reduce electricity bills by a third annually, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
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UK solar developer Island Green Power is to bring forward two solar PV projects totaling over 1GW on former coal power station sites in the UK. The two projects, which are to have a capacity of 600MW and 480MW, will utilise existing grid connections points and names of the EDF-owned Cottam and West Burton A power stations, with Cottam having closed in 2019 and West Burton A to close this year. Both sites are also to feature energy storage facilities. If consented, they would dwarf the existing consented UK mega projects, the largest of these being a 350MW site originally developed by a joint venture between Hive Energy and Wirsol before being acquired by Quinbrook earlier this week.
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