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Mace to project manage innovative rooftop solar PV scheme

5 August 2020

Mace will manage the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a solar panels to six rooftop locations across West Berkshire, in an innovative pilot project.

The project for West Berkshire Council is expected to generate around 600,000kWh of energy and reduce carbon emissions by 270 tonnes a year.

The scheme forms an integral part of the council’s wider plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, and Mace has claimed that it is the first of its kind in the UK, being delivered by the council as part of a Community Municipal Investment (CMI), which offers residents a unique way of investing directly into districts’ green energy future.

Mace secured the project management role through the Crown Commercial Services Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) framework.

Javid Khaliq, business unit director for energy and utilities at Mace, said: “As an organisation with our own progressive environmental aspirations, the impact this project will have on reducing carbon emissions makes it an especially pleasing win for Mace, and I’m delighted that we are able to help West Berkshire Council work towards its carbon neutrality ambitions. 

“This project serves as further evidence of Mace’s capabilities in the renewable energy space and is a symbol of our commitment to driving forwards green solutions that benefit not just the environment, but the communities that live there.”