TENANTS in Upwell Park retirement complex in March are looking forward to saving money on their winter fuel bills.
With news that energy providers will be upping their prices, Riomay Renewable Energies, working with Snowmountain Enterprises Limited, have brought a bit of financial relief to the 66 tenants.
By installing a 134kWp photovoltaic system on their roofs, the homes will benefit from reduced electricity saving them hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills.
The Skoulding family who run Snowmountain Enterprises, have generously decided to pass on the savings to their tenants.
The photovoltaic system will create enough energy to cover the lighting and cooking of each household per day, therefore saving the tenants hundreds on their energy bills.
However there is not just a financially saving as the project is estimated to have a CO2 saving of 73,000 kg per annum.
Tony Book, Executive Director of Riomay Renewable Energies said: “Many people are beginning to realise the benefits both financially as well as environmentally of renewable energy. By installing this system, the Skoulding family are kindly allowing the tenants to benefit from the Government’s Feed in Tariff.”
The installation, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the region will happen in the summer and will include all 66 care bungalows as well as the care home itself.