Green Team host workshop on going solar

Vital information on how, when and why organisations should consider solar power will be discussed at a workshop run by the Staffordshire Housing Group.

Staffordshire Housing has begun work to fit homes under its ownership with photo voltaic (often known as solar) panels.

Their “Green Team” will pass on their knowledge at a workshop – Feed-in Tariff in Reality – on Friday, 16 September.

Learning points will include:
Is your stock suitable?
Product Specification
Programming work
Claiming FiTs revenue, monitoring and meter reading
Lessons learned from the Staffordshire Housing scheme.

The day long workshop will take place at Staffordshire Housing Group’s headquarters, London Road, Stoke.

Emma Roberts, Regeneration Programmes Manager, said: “The workshop is aimed at organisations with a group of properties who want to plan their own photo voltaic installation projects.

“We have brought together a panel of experts from the industry including Will Turner of Good Energy, the only electricity supplier in the UK using 100 per cent renewable energy.

“There are clear benefits for all from going solar – including savings on household bills, the production of green energy and reduction of harmful carbon dioxide.”

Initially, around 200 North Staffordshire households will benefit from Staffordshire Housing’s solar installation scheme.

Householders can typically save £70 and £100 a year by installing solar panels according to the Energy Saving Trust.

Emma Roberts is available on 01782 744533 for potential delegates who want to find out more about the seminar.

Bookings can be made on–line at at a cost of £150 (plus VAT).


For further information contact Sandra Barber on 01782 744533.

Notes to Editors:
Staffordshire Housing Group is a housing association committed to building a better future for local communities. Established in 1984, SHA provide a huge range of tenant services including maintenance, tenancy support, estate management and gardening, as well as essential guidance on income management, money advice and benefits assessments. They are committed to improving live in Staffordshire through regeneration, supported housing, older people’s villages, key worker homes and a rolling programme of home improvements. Their subsidiary company, Blue Mountain Housing Association, also work closely with refugee and local BME communities to provide essential support with healthcare, education, training and employment as well as access to quality housing.