Your District Council has installed 120 solar panels on the roof of our Matlock Town Hall headquarters to produce our own clean electricity.
The electricity generated by the 32kWp Solar PV installation will help power the Town Hall and heat the hot water system, with any surplus feeding into the National Grid.
It's estimated that the panels will generate 26,400 units of clean electricity, saving 12.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. The energy produced and Feed-in Tariff incentive income from the Government will also save the District Council more than £4,500 in energy costs each year.
The District Council's Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:
"In times of austerity this is the kind of invest-to-save project we like. We expect the solar panels installation to pay for itself in just seven years - and there's an environmental impact too as we are now producing clean electricity that reduces our carbon footprint."
The work was carried out by MTG Energy Solutions Ltd, which maximised the available space on the Town Hall's flat roof by installing the 120 Solar panels in an east-west formation.
MTG's Matthew Guest said:
"It’s great to be able to put the otherwise unused space on the roof to good use by saving money on energy bills and reducing carbon emissions."