solar power project completed at East Brent Village Hall
£11,000 project to introduce solar panels on the roof of
East Brent Village Hall has been completed.
photo-voltaic panels have been installed on the south-facing roof
of the village hall, as pictured here, following grants from a
number of organisations.
system is expected to save hundreds of pounds in electricity bills
at the hall and generate some £1,600 of electricity which
will be sold to the National Grid through a feed-in tariff.
Mackay, Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The project, which has cost £11,000,
will considerably reduce our electricity costs overall and enable
us to keep any increase in our hire charges to a minimum, as well
as reducing the hall's carbon footprint by some 1,700 kg of CO2
work was carried out by an East Brent firm and was funded through
grants received from the Big Lottery Fund 'Awards for All' (£7,000);
Broadview Energy (£2,000); Sedgemoor District Council (£400);
and East Brent Parish Council (£400), as well as from the
Village Hall Committee's own reserves.
added: "The Committee are extremely grateful to these grant
providers, without whom we would not be able to make this significant
improvement to the Village Hall."
recently reported here
how campaigners from the local pressure group No Pilrow - who
are against Broadview's proposals to build a wind farm at nearby
Rooksbridge - recently urged the hall committee to return Broadview's