Funding for new Borders housing solar heating project reaches £1.3m

Berwickshire Housing AssociationBy DARA BUTTERFIELD

A crowd-funded investment to build a solar-heating project in Berwickshire has now reached £1.3 million towards its £3 million target.

The project – ‘Oakapple Berwickshire’ –  is being developed by Oakapple Renewable Energy and Edison Energy, and aims to install some 750 roof-mounted solar PV systems with a total capacity of 2,595kW.

The solar systems are to be installed on social housing owned by Berwickshire Housing Association, reducing household energy bills for the tenants, while also selling power back to the grid.

The crowdfunding is to close on 31 May 2015 and Taiwan-based Winaico has been selected as the module supplier.

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