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Solar panels installed on council buildings across Weymouth

Weymouth Town Council has installed solar panels across three of its buildings in the town to help cut down on carbon emissions and energy costs. 

The town council now has 54 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed at the Lodmoor toilet building, the Beach Office building and toilets, as well as the Swannery toilet building.  

Working with Wessex EcoEnergy to fit and install the panels, the council is also using software to remotely monitor the energy consumption and production across the three buildings on an app. 

In the first three months, the panels at the Swannery have produced 780 Kwh of electricity, saved 150.3kg of CO2, which is equivalent to planting nine trees.  

Cllr David Harris, spokesperson on the climate emergency, said, “After completing installation of solar PV panels on the Swannery toilets three months ago, and despite the inclement winter weather, they have proved to be a great success.   

“It’s generated 780 Kwh of electricity and saved 150.3kg CO2, compared to grid electricity.  So far, which has saved £312 of the energy costs in its first few months. We look forward to seeing how much more can be saved next season once the days start getting longer! 

Increasing solar PV on its assets is one of the actions Weymouth Town Council set out to achieve to make the council’s activities net zero carbon by 2030. 

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