A Warrington renewable energy specialist has won a prestigious contract to install large-scale solar systems on council-owned community buildings and schools across Oldham this summer.
Culcheth-based Renewable Energy 4 Business (RE4B) submitted a successful tender to furnish 14 buildings with 2,000 solar systems. The work will deliver a 200 tonne carbon saving to residents, who are invited to purchase shares in the panels as part of a cooperative scheme.
“This is yet another significant contract win within the public sector space for RE4B,” says David Hulme, Managing Director. “We’re currently riding a wave of success, having secured tenders for other key projects with Salford Council, Oldham Council and Dudley Council. We’re especially proud of our local successes – being selected for Warrington Council’s Framework Agreement. The addition of Oldham Community Power will only enhance our offering and ultimately be good for the economic prosperity of Warrington.”
RE4B have more than 16 years’ collective experience of delivering energy saving and renewable energy solutions to the commercial, construction, public and private sectors nationwide – including the NHS, Ministry of Defence and local authorities. Their speciality also lies in involving schools and communities in renewable energy and climate change.
“The vision we share with our client, Oldham Community Power, is for residents to become members of a society; to then enable them to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions; to generate an income from electricity sales that can be invested back into community projects; and – most excitingly of all – to educate people on how to reduce their own energy usage at home,” says Chris Acton, Sales Director at RE4B.