Waverley Borough Council
What was our client looking for?
We were asked by Waverley Borough Council to deliver an innovative
renewable energy project. The project, fully funded by Savills Solar, involves
the installation of photovoltaic (PV) roof mounted panels that use solar cells
to convert energy from the sun into electricity. The installation consists of 360
properties and began in August 2011.
How did we help?
We provided “CarbonCare” health checks at consultation stage to
demonstrate the savings residents could make and provide a simple “cost
savings” plan to implement and monitor.
Our introduction of workshops helped change energy behaviour, by
looking at a selection of resident’s daily tasks and routines we were able
to demonstrate how fuel hungry household tasks are best undertaken in
daylight hours when electricity is free.
Additional priorities included providing a full resident liaison service
throughout the programme including systems advice, guidance and an
after care service to provide additional coaching and support for customers
on their new system.
The pilot phase began with an extensive survey of the roof area and loft
space. Comprehensive designs were produced and a supply chain set in
We use PV Sol, specialist software to design the installation on the roof space
and are microgeneration (MCS) certificated. The MCS is an internationally
recognised quality assurance scheme.
Along with Savills Solar, we carried out the design, supply and installation
of PVs to properties for Waverley Borough Council. Not only does this
innovative scheme reduce resident’s electricity bills it cares for the
environment by preventing greenhouse gases.
All homes with PV mounted panels will enjoy free electricity during daylight
hours, which will make an enormous difference to residents in fuel poverty.
The forecast saving per home per year is £150. In addition, the carbon
footprint of each home is forecast to decrease by nearly one tonne of CO2