105 Clydebank Residents Receive Free Solar Panels
- Published: Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:16
Knowes Housing Association’s solar scheme will see 105 Faifley social housing tenants, most of whom are pensioners, get free solar energy for their homes. It is expected to cut their electricity bills by up to £120 per year.
Pat Eadie, a tenant for 12 years, had panels installed on her roof. She said: “I’m very excited by this and looking forward to seeing my electricity bills cut.
A person is considered to be living in fuel poverty if they have to spend more than 10 per cent of their income to keep their home suitably warm. The Scottish Government has committed to end fuel poverty by 2016, though recent statistics show more than a third of Scots households meet the definition.
Pierre De Fence, director of Knowes Housing Association, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Edison Energy to reduce the impact of fuel poverty for our tenants. Now we hope we can significantly reduce their fuel bills for the next 25 years.”
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