Authority’s bright idea to help reduce energy bills

Solar panels have been installed on some vulnerable people’s homes in the borough of Corby to help reduce their energy bills.

Corby Council has put panels on 34 sheltered accommodation bungalows to help reduce the town’s carbon footprint. About 2,660kwh of electricty has already been generated by the solar photovoltaic panels, which is enough to light up the Blackpool Tower for two nights.

Corby Council leader Cllr Tom Beattie said: “Corby has always led the way in clean green technology and this latest project is a great example of how we can use these proven technologies to directly benefit our residents.

“It is great to hear that residents have already been noticing the savings, especially as just this week we have celebrated the development of new-build properties with the same technology included.

“The introduction of these solar panels on both our current properties and as part of our new developments will not only save some of our most vulnerable residents money on fuel, but will also reduce our carbon footprint and raise income for the council.”