Eco2Solar has secured a hat-trick of contracts with Mansell Construction to install solar PV on 101 new homes throughout the West Midlands.
Kidderminster based Eco2Solar has been appointed to install a series of solar energy systems on new homes at the Edgbaston Square development, Marlfields in Redditch and Eastern Gateway in West Bromwich.One of the biggest projects is at Marlfields in Redditch for Redditch Co-operative Homes, part of the Accord Group.
Eco2Solar will install 1kWp solar energy systems on 79 sustainable Norwegian timber-frame houses at Marlfields.
It comprises three 250 watt solar panels and one inverter on 48 homes and four 250 watt solar panels and one inverter on three homes.
The installations at Marlfields are expected to produce more than 57,337 units of ‘green’ energy every year – equivalent to displacing 109,222kG of CO2. All electricity generated will be used on site by individual homeowners, helping to reduce energy costs and provide a sustainable energy source.
Other projects will see Eco2Solar install solar energy systems on 29 affordable homes at the £7.3m Eastern Gateway project and 22 solar energy systems at Edgbaston Square which will generate 12.9 tonnes of ‘green’ energy every year.
The solar PV installations will guarantee energy savings for future residents who will qualify for the government’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) incentive – which pays householders for every kWh of electricity they generate and export back to the national grid.
Eco2Solar has been working in partnership with Mansell over the last two years having completed other solar energy schemes at Blackthorn Road and Tenacre Lane in Dudley and at Manor Close, Elm Close and Blakenhurst in Evesham.
Eco2Solar managing director Paul Hutchens, said: “Mansell set one of the highest standards of quality, health and safety in the construction industry, so I take pride in our selection for these latest projects.
“This is a real testament to the quality of our work and the strength of our partnership with Mansell.”
Simon Liversage, operations manager at Mansell’s West Midlands regional office commented: “We have also been impressed with Eco2Solar’s commitment to quality and innovation.
“Their ability to provide cost effective solutions and a full supply and fix service has stood them in good stead in securing these valuable contracts.
“Mansell has a long-standing reputation for constructing sustainable communities.”