Solar boost for three more Council buildings
Three new Council-owned community buildings have had solar panels installed, in the Council’s drive to generate one megawatt of energy from solar by 2022.
New solar panels at Haggerston Park Depot, Kingshold Community Hall and Lee View Community Hall will produce nearly 100 kilowatts of solar power, helping the Council reduce emissions and tackle the climate crisis.
They were installed by the Council’s energy services arm, Hackney Light and Power, which is also delivering Green Homes - its borough-wide thermal efficiency programme - and managing the rollout of thousands of new electric vehicle charging points in Hackney.
The panels form part of the Council's commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions across all its functions by 2040, and a 45% reduction on 2010 levels by 2030.
Cllr Mete Coban, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm joined Justin Parsons from Spirit Energy and Haggerston park keeper Michael to mark the opening of the new panels.
By generating renewable energy, the new solar panels we are installing across Hackney are helping to rebuild a greener borough and tackle the climate crisis.
They also help us to reduce our emissions and save money on energy costs.