Emtec Energy has announced that it has been awarded a combined solar and storage framework by Aberdeenshire Council.
The £4mn programme will see 500 houses from the authority’s social housing stock have 3.25kw of solar partnered with a 5.5kWh battery over the next 18 months. They will be used to provide grid services to the local network. The scheme was devised after the council had fallen short in attempts to roll out energy efficient schemes on existing properties because of local grid constraints.
Chris Clark, Managing Director of Emtec Energy, said: “One of the biggest barriers to deployment within our sector is connecting to the network. This project will not only reduce fuel poverty in the region, but also help current constraints and not add to them. This is really exciting for our industry as a whole. Whilst there have been some smaller schemes delivered before, nothing at this scale from a domestic aggregation perspective and it paves the way for other local authorities to follow suit.”