Solar panels set for Bulwell council houses?

COUNCIL-house tenants in Bulwell could get their electricity from newly-installed solar panels after a pilot project proved a success.

Nottingham City Council is planning to spend £10.1 million on installing the technology at 1,450 homes across Nottingham.

The photovoltaic panels (PV) were fitted to 600 homes in Aspley by Nottingham City Homes (NCH) in a test case.

The cost would be around £6,000 to £7,000 per home.

Tenants could save more than £100 per year on energy bills under the move.

NCH is to manage the scheme and contact tenants who are eligible. Where exactly the panels will be installed will be based on the responses.

The authority is in talks with a number of firms over who will carry out the work to install the panels.

Other homes could get the technology later if they miss out on the initial £10.1m spend.