Local authorities in Lincolnshire have embraced solar, installing over 440kW of solar capacity across public buildings in Lincolnshire. Local contractors Seymour and Castle Ltd carried out the installations in conjunction with its partners Jetion Solar Europe as part of the Pro5 UK Framework Agreement.

Lincolnshire’s solar scheme saw the installation of over 1,700 solar PV modules on prominent public buildings and schools across the region. The solar arrays are expected to save over 190 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted per year.

Due to Government’s current legal process, the project had to be fast-tracked in order for the installations to be completed before the March 3 deadline. In response, Seymour and Castle managed to realise the whole project in less than one month. Local Authorities involved in the project included Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, West Lindsey District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Kesteven District Council.

A spokesman from East Lindsey District Council said: “We’ve worked hard to ensure we were able to hit the March 3 deadline and our thanks go to Seymour and Castle from Louth who have done a great job to enable us to achieve this. We must now await a Government decision on the level of feed-in rate we will receive”.