Solar Power Revolution in Watford: 300 Panels Installed, Community Aims for 1,000 More.

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Solar Power Revolution in Watford: 300 Panels Installed, Community Aims for 1,000 More.

Watford Achieves Milestone with 300 Solar Panels and Plans to Install 1,000 More.

Watford is celebrating a significant milestone this year as the community successfully installed over 300 solar panels, with an ambitious plan to raise the number to 1,000 by year-end. This achievement is a result of a collaborative effort between Watford Borough Council and local renewable energy company Solar Together, who launched an initiative last year to encourage residents to embrace solar energy and make a positive impact on the environment.

The program introduced an innovative group buying scheme that allowed residents to purchase top-quality solar panels at discounted prices. By leveraging bulk purchasing, the scheme secured competitive rates and passed on the savings to participants.

Since the launch, more than 100 households in Watford have embraced the opportunity to transition to solar energy. The installation of these solar panels is projected to generate collective savings of £50,000 per year on energy bills for the participating households. Moreover, over a 20-year lifespan, the initiative is expected to reduce an estimated 4,867,200 kg of CO2 emissions, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the community.

This accomplishment highlights the commitment and dedication of Watford residents to sustainable living and demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative efforts between local authorities and renewable energy companies. The progress made by Watford serves as an inspiring example for other communities looking to promote clean energy solutions and combat climate change.

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Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “We are delighted to see such a strong response to the group buying scheme. This is an excellent example of the community coming together to take action against climate change. It’s great to see so many residents taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and invest in sustainable energy solutions.”

Cllr Ian Stotesbury, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, said: “We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative and are proud to have worked with Solar Together to deliver such a successful project. We hope that the success of the Watford scheme will inspire other communities to take similar action.”

As the world continues to tackle climate change, initiatives like the Watford group buying scheme will play an increasingly important role in reducing carbon emissions and building sustainable communities. You can find out more about what the council is doing – including its target to net zero carbon town by 2030 or earlier at www.watford.gov.uk/sustainablewatford.

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