WDH gives Castleford HQ a solar charged boost

A West Yorkshire housing provider has turbocharged its green cred by installing over 500 solar panels on the roof of its Castleford HQ.

Wakefield’s WDH say the photovoltaic panels demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, and provide a boost to its efforts to become more carbon efficient.

The organisation is expecting to reduce its annual energy bill for the building by over 14%, with the savings invested back into its communities.

“This is one of a number of major turning points in our journey to become more carbon efficient,” said Kevin Dodd, WDH’s chief executive.

“As well as using solar PV to reduce our customer’s fuel bills, we have taken the step to reduce the business’s energy costs and environmental impact by installing solar PV on the roof of our head office, Merefield House.

“By making our buildings more efficient, the money we save can be put towards providing more for our customers and our communities.”

Simon Gutteridge, the housing provider’s sustainability manager, added: “The installation of these solar panels fully supports our Sustainability Plan to 2020. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this very positive change.

“Solar panels are one of the best sources of renewable energy, this should cut down electricity bills and they are low maintenance. I’m proud to be leading the way on making a more sustainable working environment.”



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