Over the last two months, Kier’s energy solutions team has been included on a framework agreement with Efficiency East Midlands and on a Pro 5 framework led by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, as well as winning a number of solar PV projects worth some £6 million.
Included in this successful round is the installation of solar PV onto existing social housing properties for Cottsway Housing Association in West Oxfordshire. They are utilising the advanced technology afforded by PV to improve energy efficiency in their tenants’ homes and to reduce annual running costs.
Under the framework agreement with Efficiency East Midlands alone, there are some 15 residential partners including housing associations and councils who are responsible for the upkeep and repair of over 134,000 homes with many more in development.
Through this framework Kier has been successful in a mini tender to win a mass retro-fit of solar PV panels onto 480 existing social housing properties in Nottingham. The scheme for Nottingham City Homes, to be completed by the end of March 2012, comes at a time when energy costs are rising. The project will help reduce energy bills for people taking part in the scheme within Nottingham.
The Pro 5 framework agreement led by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation will involve the provision of solar PV onto properties across the country. In both cases the framework agreements approve Kier for the complete supply and installation of solar PV systems from undertaking site surveys and designing systems to working with local Building Control, conducting Feed-in Tariff administration, commissioning and testing and also operational monitoring and maintenance for the lifetime of the system.
Further information on solar PV and solar thermal systems is available from Kier on 01767 640111, by emailing email@example.com or by visiting the company’s website www.kier.co.uk