Kings Langley Parish Council have taken steps towards the installation of solar panels on the roof of the council’s premises in a bid to help combat the climate emergency.
The council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and have since been working to help address the climate change problem.
Towards the end of last year at a council meeting, councillors selected a tender to proceed with the installation of solar panels on the roof of the council’s premises at Charter Court.
Chairman of the council, councillor Howard Button said that since declaring the climate emergency the council have stressed the importance of doing what they can to combat the climate emergency.
He said: “Having declared a climate emergency last year, it is important the council does what it can within its powers and means to combat the climate change problem, and lead by example.
“The scheme will make the council at least ‘electricity-free’ for a large part of the year, and will contribute significantly towards the goal of achieving carbon dioxide neutrality.”
Cllr Button added that the project has become possible after a reduction in cost of solar panels.
He said: “We first looked at this project some years ago, but did not have the resources to do it. We saved up to afford it, but just as we reached the amount then required, the feed-in tariff was removed and the project was made unviable. But in the last few years the cost of solar panels has dropped significantly.
“We urge all building owners to investigate installing solar panels, as the cost of these panels has fallen and it is an effective way of combating climate change and saving money.”