Selection of council houses to benefit from solar panels

Homes with solar panels
Homes with solar panels

Some new council houses will be built with solar panels, according to West Lothian Council, and this will help residents save money on their energy bills. Last month it was announced that 1200 council homes in Aberdeenshire were to become more energy efficient thanks to solar panels being installed.

The work is a step towards the delivery of Scotland’s Sustainable Housing Strategy, which sets out a vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes.

Around 1000 council homes are being built by West Lothian Council and some will be fitted with energy saving panels.

A council spokesperson said: “Solar Panels are being installed at our new council homes in West Main Street, Broxburn.

“We have also previously installed panels at new council homes in Blackburn.

“Currently the council does not have plans to install solar panels on all our new build properties.

“However we do have plans to install PV panels on 92 council properties in Wilkieston, Newton and Breich that are not connected to gas mains supply.

“This will help tenants to reduce their energy bills.”