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Aberla secures energy contract with Cheshire West & Chester Council

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Aberla Renewables has secured one of the largest public sector housing solar PV contracts since the disappearance of the feed-in-tariff.

As a leading local authority driving energy measures across their housing stock, Cheshire West and Chester Council has recently announced Aberla Renewables, part of the Aberla Group, as the successful delivery partner for one of the largest public sector solar PV tenders since the feed-in-tariff was scrapped back in April 2019.

Following a formal tender process energy specialist, Aberla Renewables, has been awarded the contract to install solar pv panels, battery storage and heating solutions across two large estates totalling over 180 council-owned homes.

Incorporated alongside the installation of solar PV is a battery storage solution which will ensure power is harnessed and can be utilised any time of day or night depending on energy prices and on-site demand.

The work, valued at £500k, is part of the Low Carbon Housing Support Programme and has been jointly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Paul McCarren, chief executive officer at Aberla commented, “The market has shifted over recent years and we’re seeing more contracts for integrated energy measures, rather than standalone solutions. In this case Cheshire West and Chester will provide homes with solar PV, battery storage and heating upgrades which is a very effective combined mechanism for increased energy savings for residents.”

A spokesperson at Cheshire West & Chester Council stated: “Decarbonising our electricity supply is a vital step towards a zero-carbon future and a key priority at Cheshire West & Chester. Renewable technologies allow us to reduce our reliance on the grid, decrease our impact on the environment and also help to lower energy bills for our residents. As a local Cheshire-based business, Aberla Renewables provided a very strong tender and showcased excellent delivery expertise.”

The Aberla project team has already started surveying properties and the programme is due to complete in 2020.