WDH raising the roof with new solar panels

Published 3 August 2018


WDH is boosting its commitment to sustainability by installing more than 500 solar panels to the roof of its head office in Castleford.

 The solar panels are part of WDH’s mission to become more carbon efficient and should reduce annual energy bills for the building by more than 14%, making savings that will be reinvested into local communities. Having made a number of energy efficiency improvements across its properties over a number of years, WDH has introduced solar PV systems to more than 600 homes since 2010. This supports the housing association’s commitment to tackle fuel poverty across the district and reduce customer fuel bills.

 Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive, said:  “This is one of a number of major turning points in our journey to become more carbon efficient. 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, Sustainability Manager for WDH, said: “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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