A partnership between BritishEco Ltd and Gloucestershire County Council aims to save the local authority up to £6.5m over the next four years.
Public sector buildings across the county including schools, libraries and council offices will soon be fitted with PV systems driving down energy costs and saving taxpayers money.
66 properties have been initially identified with savings expected to be between £750-£4,500 per building. Another 150 buildings are expected to be included in the scheme over the next four years.
Tony O’Connor, managing director at BritishEco Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Gloucestershire County Council on such an important and milestone project. Councils all over the UK could be benefitting financially and improving their local area with the use of renewable energy.Working alongside a forward-thinking and dynamic council sets a standard for other local authorities to follow, and with the financial benefits involved, it is hard to see why they wouldn’t.”
Chas Fellows, cabinet member for environment and economy at Gloucestershire County Council, added: “We have to act now to protect our future and if we can save around £6.5m over four years at the same time, this money can be ploughed into frontline services where it is really needed.”