Last year the roof of the All Saints Community Centre in Hackbridge was fitted with 16 photovoltaic solar panels as part of Sutton Council’s Low Carbon Zone initiative. The centre is now reaping the benefits with 1000kWh of electricity being produced in the first 6 months and it is hoped that this solar electricity production will help to offset the centre’s large energy bills.
All Saints is one of six community buildings in the Hackbridge Low Carbon Zone (LCZ) that received free energy-saving measures and advice under the LCZ programme. This has included cavity wall insulation, replacement boilers, energy-efficient lighting, smart meters and solar panels and the measures are expected to save around 20 tonnes of CO2 per year.
If you are interested to find out more about renewable energy come along to one or both of the following free events:
Saturday 26th May 12-4pm
Energy and Transport Fair
at Sutton Life Centre, 24 Alcorn Close, Sutton, SM3 9PX.
Organised by BioRegional and Sutton In Transition, this free event will include stalls, exhibition displays, EcoLocal’s Home Energy Road Show, draughtbusting demonstrations, Smarter Travel Sutton’s Mobile Road Show, films, talks, workshops and Dr Bike cycle repairs. No booking required – turn up on the day.
Wednesday 30 May 5.30-8.00pm
Renewable Energy Systems for your Home
at BioRegional offices, BedZED Centre, 24 Helios Road, Wallington SM6 7BZ
This free workshop will be presented by The Power Assessment and Training Centre to provide an overview of installing renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and air source heat pumps and how to benefit from funding schemes. Please book in advance.
For more information contact Stephen Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8404 4896