Solar panel installations to slash energy bills in Brighton

Brighton Council says that installations of solar panels on 500 households could help residents cut energy bills by up to £150 and reduce CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes every year.

Chair of the housing committee, Gill Williams, said; “We know many residents struggle with energy costs and that can have a real impact on their health and wellbeing.”

Solar panels will be installed on the roof of each council home and will provide tenants with free electricity whenever the panels are generating power. Surplus electricity generated will be exported to the national grid.

Brighton, which has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, has already a total of more than 360 solar-powered council houses.

Aside from a reduction in energy bills, the council have said that the installations could help to improve air quality in the city.