Landlord eyes 1,000 more roofs for solar roll-out
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Gentoo making retrofit a reality
Housing association Gentoo says it plans to install solar panels on a further 1,000 roofs in the next 12 months in a bid to help residents cut their fuel bills.
Speaking at the National Housing Federation (NHF) conference in Birmingham, Graham Smith, operations director at Gentoo Green, said a combination of the higher Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rate on previous schemes and a service charge levied on residents with solar panels had allowed it to do more.
It has already installed solar PV on 1,300 roofs in the last 12 months.
Mr Smith said: "We're now looking to extend the numbers we're doing. We've found that customers are happy to pay that maintenance charge."