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New partnership will support Newport in becoming carbon neutral

The partnership between Newport City Council and Egni Co-op will see roof mounted solar panels installed on council buildings throughout Newport.

The aim of this collaboration is to support the council’s aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

This project comes as a result of a study supported by Sustainable Communities Wales, Wales Co-operative Centre and Welsh Government Energy Services. Following the study, plans have been put in place to install 6,000 solar panels across 21 buildings at no cost to the city council.

Furthermore, it is expected that the solar panels will generate 1,973,000 units of green renewable energy per year. The energy will be generated for sites such as schools, care homes and a council depot. So far, 129 panels have been installed.

As a result of the installations, the majority of electricity will be used on site whilst a portion will be exported to the grid for use in the city.

The project will reduce the council’s carbon emissions by 348 tonnes per year.

To find out more about this development and Egni Co-op’s work here. 

Categories: Environment, Sustainability, Electricity, Energy (General)
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