Project lead: Blackwood Housing
Local Energy Challenge Fund award amount: £18,720
Blackwood Housing is a registered social landlord and is a leading national housing and care provider specialising in homes and care services for people with disabilities.
This project aims to reduce the organisations running costs and carbon emissions associated with car/vehicle transport in providing care to residents within the community. It aims to achieve this through use of a solar PV scheme which will be located at a Blackwood Housing care home.
The power from the solar PV will be stored within a new home battery arrangement, which will be able to charge electric vehicles and also provide an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backup to Blackwood Housing’s new Telecare/ Smartcare digital platform.
This project will enable Blackwood Housing to become self- sufficient for transport power and use to 100% of solar derived PV power produced.