Solar panels and Air Source Heat Pumps installed on seven Council buildings

Decarbonisation works on seven Council buildings have recently completed, taking the Council closer to its aim of a carbon neutral organisation by 2030.

The project installed solar panels, Air Source Heat Pumps, or both on Council buildings in Normanby, Redcar, Dormanstown, Ormesby, Grangetown and Skelton.


Image of solar panels installed on the Redcar and Cleveland House

As a result, more than 400,000KWh of energy will be saved each year, equating to 55 tons of CO2. Cost avoidance of around £25k-£30k per year has also been predicted. For Redcar & Cleveland House alone, a yearly reduction of 40% from the electricity consumption, equating to 11 tons of Co2, has been estimated.

This programme was funded with the £426k grant awarded to the Council as part of the government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 1 Funding. The scheme aims to reduce non-traded carbon emissions from the public sector.

The installations were project managed by NAREC Distributed Energy and were carried out by AR Power and Oakes Energy.


Cllr Westbury with external source for heat pumps


Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Culture, Cllr Louise Westbury, said: “We are glad that we were able to secure the funding for this decarbonisation project which will have a significant impact in reducing Co2 emissions in our borough, while also helping towards financial savings in the future. This is another big step we are making towards our goal to become carbon neutral by 2030."​