by Claire Spencer
We are delighted to announce the completion of our first renewables project as CoRE50: the installation of 10kW of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Ackers Adventure activity centre. For those of you who don’t know it, Ackers is a place where local people can take part in outdoor pursuits and adventures in the heart of Birmingham. Their goal is to become carbon neutral, and this is one step along the path to getting there.
This work was made possible thanks to a £20,000 investment from E.ON’s Sustainable Energy Fund. This investment will not only give the Ackers, cheap, renewable electricity (saving them around £400 per year on their energy bill), but provides CoRE50 with an income for future projects.
The solar PV panels will be officially ‘unveiled’ on November 23rd, with Yardley MP John Hemming and local schoolchildren in attendance. After the official unveiling, there will be an interactive performance of E.ON’s ‘Town of Total Darkness’, an energy themed play aimed at primary school children, inspired by Sherlock Holmes. In addition, energy advisors will be on hand to offer advice to local families about how they can save money on their bills and answer any energy related questions.