Solar PV panels are being installed to the three executive family homes at Living Space Housing’s Woodbury Gardens scheme in the village of Moggerhanger, Central Bedfordshire. The housebuilder believes the green technology could deliver energy savings of around 35% to each household.
The photovoltaic panels are being installed onto the roofs of the four-bedroom homes. The low-maintenance energy solution will reduce the carbon footprint of each new household, lower electricity bills, while also enabling the residents of the new family houses to capitalise on the Smart Export Guarantee, by receiving payments from their chosen utility provider for the renewable energy that is exported back into the grid. Homeowners can also choose to add storage batteries to the solar PV system, install electric car chargers, heat pump technology, or charge hot water cylinders, in order to further enhance the eco credentials of their home over time.
Steve Davies, Managing Director of Living Space Housing said: “We are really proud to be delivering such eco-efficient family homes to the historic rural village of Moggerhanger. The photovoltaic roof panels are very low maintenance and have a life span of around 25 years. The green technology could enable the future homeowners to make savings of around 35% off their electricity bills, as well as receiving payments from their chosen utility provider for the surplus renewable energy that is generated and put back into the grid.
“The smart generation meters in each home will enable our purchasers to monitor the amount of solar power that is produced. Setting timers for large appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines to come on during the daytime – when the most renewable energy will be generated – is a great way to maximise the potential savings.”