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Yeovil Council goes energy efficient

2011-08-25 14:53:50

Yeovil District Council has committed to improving energy efficiency and has approved a number of key projects to help the region save thousands from its energy bills.

One of these projects is a solar panel scheme that is expected to save the council some £15,500 a year in energy costs and through income generated from the government’s feed-in tariff.

The projects will cost £105,000 to complete andwill be repaid within seven years, according to the council. The scheme, which involves installing 40kw photovoltaic cells on the roof of the council offices, will save around 18 tonnes of carbon each year.

The council has introduced a variety of other energy saving measures, such as low-energy lighting and extra insulation. It is also sharing office space with other public sector operations to boost efficiency.

If the council heats any of its buildings using heating oil, it would be a good idea to have their oil boilers serviced regularly by signing up to an oil boiler maintenance scheme, such as the one run by Team Energy. These schemes give oil boiler users peace of mind as the OFTEC-certified technicians do their best to spot any problems with heating systems that could lead to expensive repairs in the future. Heating oil is available locally from the OJ Williams depot in Yeovil.