Exeter City Council Solar Farm
Exeter City Council confirms 700 council homes retrofitted with solar panels. Image: Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council has confirmed that 700 council homes in the region have been retrofitted with low-carbon technologies, including solar photovoltaics (PV).

The retrofits form part of Exeter City Council’s energy-efficiency retrofit programme, which secured £4.1 million in funding, including through a central government funding package. The council expects more than 200 additional properties will benefit in the upcoming year as its retrofit programme continues to aid council housing.

The programme also includes the installation of several different types of in-built insulation and domestic heat pumps.

This milestone was reached as part of the council’s ambition to deliver 500 new energy-efficient council properties over the next decade.

Councillor Barbara Denning, lead councillor for council housing, said: “Our team at the Council have done a brilliant job with the retrofit programme, and I know from speaking to tenants that they really benefit from this.

“We have a lot of older properties in Exeter that need making more energy efficient. This not only brings benefits to our residents but also cuts our carbon footprint.”

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