Just an interesting little news snippet today folks, it looks like Hartlepool Council are looking to get a foot in the door of the green electricity trend. The council are having 42 panels installed on the south facing roof of Bryan Hanson House.
The solar panels are being installed on the council building, to try reducing costs and its impact on the local environment.
Hartlepool Council said that the panels on Bryan Hanson House would help to cover a portion of the building's daily power requirements.
Not only will the council be saving money but they will actually be paid by the energy supplier for every kilowatt hour of electricity that the panels generate. This figure is expected to be in the region of £3,000 annually.
It’s also believed that in the right conditions the panels could reduce CO2 emissions by over 4 tonnes.
The council’s climate change officer has quoted the rate at “36.1p for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated for the next 25 years”
Now whilst its not a huge some of money every little helps. And its actually quite refreshing to see a council standing out on their own and following an initiative like this.
Well done Hartlepool Council!