Stirling Recognised for Solar Investment
Stirling Council’s housing service recognised at the UK Solar and Storage Awards 2019 Birmingham.
21:45 10 November 2019
The annual UK Solar and Storage Awards has chosen Stirling Council’s housing service for its Best Residential Solar and Storage Project award. The award recognises the scheme’s significant impact on improving energy efficiency, reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions.
The council’s significant investment in renewable energy has saw the installation of more than 37,000 panels on more than 3,900 council housing properties, generating an estimated 9,700,000kWh of free renewable electricity every year. The investment has also resulted in preventing 6,300 tonnes of C02 emissions every year. Also, 49per cent of the council housing stock now meets the new challenging minimum energy efficiency standards for social landlords in Scotland 13 years ahead of schedule.
Councillor and housing portfolio holder for the council Evelyn Tweet said: “This award is deserved recognition for the staff in our Housing Service and confirms our position as one of the leading social landlords in solar and battery storage technology in the UK.
“We are leading the way in harnessing renewable energy to improve the service to our citizens and my praise goes to the team for their outstanding work.
Danny Gibson, councilor and deputy portfolio holder, said: “The Housing Team has been working incredibly hard to improve the energy efficiency of our Council homes so I’m delighted to see their efforts recognised with this UK-wide industry award.”