Solar Energy UK have published a practical guide for local authorities looking to procure solar power.
The ‘How Solar Energy can deliver for Climate and Communities‘ guide outlines the options available to authorities looking to decarbonise in line with the UK’s net zero targets, outlines the processes involved and includes case studies of other authorities that have already implemented solar energy projects. The guide also contains a chapter dedicated to social housing, where solar energy generation can benefit both the authority and the tenants.
John Taylor, Energy Projects Manager for the Greater South East Energy Hub, a BEIS funded team helping LEPs and Local Authorities accelerate the delivery of local energy projects, said:
“It’s time for local authorities to start delivering on their net zero targets and solar power is one of the quickest ways councils can make an early impact.
“From procuring an electricity tariff backed by solar energy to building out solar arrays on rooftops or council owned land, this guide is designed to boost the confidence of local authorities to make the jump into solar power.”