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Solar panels on the up at Civic

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PHP is working with Borough of Poole to install over 500 solar panels on the roof of the Civic Centre car park, in a move to help the council save thousands of pounds on its energy bills. 

The project, which is the result of months of work by Borough of Poole’s Carbon Management Programme and Transportation service, is being managed and delivered by PHP following the success of our Your Solar Energy scheme. 

The solar panels will be fitted to a steel framework, the first pieces of which were lifted into place at the weekend. 

Once complete, it is estimated that the panels will provide around 13% of the Civic Centre’s electricity, as well as helping to achieve a gross saving of more than £24,000 per year and a carbon reduction of more than 51 tonnes. Work will now continue over the coming weeks, and is due to be completed by the end of March.

The structure will provide the highest PV installation in Poole, but only until another PHP project  the refurbished tower blocks at Sterte Court, which will also benefit from solar panels on the roof  eclipses it later in the Spring.

Cllr Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Carbon Management, Borough of Poole, said: “This innovative project is set to help us to significantly reduce our energy consumption at the Civic Centre, as well as supporting the Government’s Solar Hubs agenda, which has called for large scale solar installations on public buildings. A great deal of hard word has gone into making this project a reality, and we are pleased to see this come to fruition.”

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