8th September 2017
5000 Northampton homes to benefit from sustainable energy generated by the sun
SALIIS, one of the UK’s foremost solar PV installers, has just agreed a 60,000+ solar PV panel installation programme with Northampton Borough Council, across a portfolio of 5,000 homes managed by Northampton Partnership Homes.
Financed via the Empower Community Management Fund, which champions the transition to sustainable energy, the installation agreement with SALIIS involves no capital or operational costs for Northampton Partnership Homes, and is centred around a 20-year license agreement, which provides free electricity to tenants generated by the solar panels.
For Northampton Partnership Homes, the agreement will go some way in alleviating fuel poverty and delivering the best possible service and savings to their tenants.
Speaking about the 5,000 home-wide installation, Chairman of Northampton Partnership Homes, David Latham, explains: “Improving and maintaining the quality of our homes is part of our mission statement in NPH and providing safe and secure housing is really important to our tenants. With rising electricity prices we were determined to find a sustainable solution that could deliver cost savings for our tenants, especially as we approach the winter months.”
Jonathan Nunn, Leader of Northampton Borough Council adds: “We are delighted to bring this project to fruition across many of our properties in Northampton. Over 5,000 families are set to benefit from this scheme.”
Work has already commenced with SALIIS installing solar panels on approximately 100 properties per week for Northampton Partnership Homes. SALIIS manages the entire installation process, from roofworks through to electrical works and grid connection. Throughout the install, and for the duration of the contract, the systems will be monitored and maintained at no cost to Northampton Partnership Homes.
Executive Director of SALIIS, Kirk Rogers comments: “With minimal disruption for tenants and no outlay for our client, Northampton Partnership Homes, we’re able to deliver a win, win solution to local authorities and housing associations through our partnership with Empower Community Management.
Tenants are delighted with their free PV System we’re installing as there is no need for them to switch electricity or gas supplier as this is truly a no hassle, no cost, free installation.
Both the Funder and the Housing Provider benefit from a profit share of the electricity generated, and tenants are saving an estimated £250* per year on their electricity bills – a significant saving in times when energy costs are rising.
“We have the capacity and access to finance to continue install solar PV of all suitable properties in GB, and are calling upon any interested parties to get in touch and see how we can help their tenants to save, all thanks to solar PV technology and the rays of the sun.”
The Empower Community Management Fund is open until 31st March 2019 and interested Councils/local Authorities and Housing Associations are encouraged to contact SALIIS as soon as possible to ensure that they can avail of the fund, and that installation has been completed, before the deadline closes.
SALIIS is one of the UK’s foremost PV installers. The company has won numerous awards and installed the largest PV system in Ireland on the roof of Bombardier in Belfast in 2015. The company’s accreditation and memberships include: MCS, PAS 2030-Green Deal Installer, RECC, NICEIC (approved contractor), Acclaim Accredited, Gas Safe Registered and ISOs – 9001, 14001, 18001. For further information call Kirk Rogers at SALIIS on 028 9045 5136 or see www.Saliis.com
*Based on Annual Electricity Consumption at 4,200kWh (Profile 2 Medium use), 58% peak period consumption equates to 2,436kWh, tariff of 12p/kWh, annual saving of in excess of £250.