Council tenants in Kirkliston could benefit from innovative renewable energy systems in their homes, thanks to a new project from Changeworks and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Changeworks and the Council are working together on an innovative new project that aims to decarbonate the Council’s housing stock by installing solar power and battery storage to their properties in Kirkliston at no cost to tenants.

Householders included in the programme will enjoy reduced carbon emissions and play their part in moving Scotland towards net zero carbon emissions, thanks to the solar panels and energy storage. They could also see some savings in their bills.

The installation process is quick, taking only 2-3 days, with full support from the installer, Locogen. Changeworks’ Affordable Warmth Team will also offer a home visit once the kit has been installed, to help householders get the most out of their new system.

Housing officer, Michael Kellett at the City of Edinburgh Council says: “The project aims to act as an early learning model for the social housing sector to influence future approaches. £1,126,773 has been invested to install solar panels and a battery storage system in all 112 Edinburgh Council properties and we are encouraging householders included in the project to submit their preferred contact details for the scheme.”

The project is part of the Council’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions in Edinburgh by 2030, and working towards the Energy Efficient Scotland standard.

Installations are currently underway and eligible households will have received a letter from Changeworks and Edinburgh Council, and can register their details using this online form.

The installer for this project is Locogen, and can be contacted on 0131 555 4745 or by email.