Stirling PV Contract Win

23rd January 2015

Stirling PV Contract Win

FES Renewables is delighted to have been recently awarded the Photovoltaic Installation and Maintenance Contract for Stirling Council.

Stirling Council has appointed FES Renewables to carry out the installation of new Photovoltaic Systems to domestic and non-domestic properties throughout the Stirling area. This will also include maintenance of Stirling Council existing domestic and non-domestic installations.

The new contract started on 12th January for a 2 year period with a possible 2 individual year’s extension.

Stirling Council is aiming to install solar Photovoltaic (PV) on 700 properties over the next two years in order to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard, reduce electricity expenditure, generate income from Feed in Tariffs and reduce carbon footprint.

The extension of its solar PV scheme builds on the previously installed 600 solar arrays across the council. Since the council began installing solar PV on suitable houses, it has generated 1.7 million kWh of free energy for Stirling Council residents. As a result, the council has pocketed an annual income of £280,000 from the feed-in tariff which has been reinvested for future energy schemes.

Commenting on the new installations, Gregor Wightman, property and private sector housing manager at Stirling Council explained that the council has already invested £3.8 million in its PV programme. He added: “It is crucial that the PV installations work at peak efficiency to recoup our expenditure. We see these assets as part of a virtuous circle, our residents are saving on average £300 a year, the council is generating £280,000 a year to reinvest in the system, and we are now saving 1,460 tonnes of carbon a year. The council of today is expected to go further for its residents and for the environment.”

FES Renewables offer a service and technologies tailored to suit our clients’ needs. FES has made a firm commitment to the growing market and demand for renewable energy and low carbon technology solutions and has been successful in gaining and maintaining MCS accreditation for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.

FES Renewables provides assistance for any project from the outset including planning, selection and costs analysis/benefit when considering renewable and energy saving technologies such as;

• Solar Thermal
• Solar PV
• Biomass
• Ground Source Heat Pumps
• Air Source Heat Pumps
• LED lighting upgrades
• Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)
• District Energy Systems

If you require any further information please contact the Renewables Department on 01786 819600.