Procure Plus Launches Pioneering Renewable Energy Solution
Published by Procure Plus for Procure Plus in Housing and also in Environment
North West procurement consortium, Procure Plus, has launched a pioneering new training scheme to help social housing landlords combat fuel poverty and reduce tenants’ carbon footprint.
Procure Plus now offers its members a fully managed solar photovoltaic panel (solar PV) service including consultation, training, installation and maintenance.
The consortium has created a learning programme, based in St Helens, where registered providers (RPs) can discover how to make best use of the renewable energy solution across their housing stock.
Working with renewable energy solutions business, Solarking UK, Procure Plus developed the programme using the company’s industry expertise to empower RPs through an improved knowledge of PV best practice.
Training will focus on optimum use of the PVs to guarantee the technology is well maintained and operates efficiently as well as how to identify schemes that will give landlords the quickest return on investment.
The solar PV systems provided through the consortium’s framework are supplied to buyers at a competitive rate and are expected to provide an additional means of income via the Government’s feed-in tariff, which offers revenue for those operating small scale solar PV systems.
All solutions supplied to landlords through the initiative comply with Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) regulations.
David Taylor, supply chain manager at Procure Plus, said: “We decided to set our own course in this sector rather than follow that set by other organisations and we’re now sharing the wealth of knowledge that we have gained across the renewable energies industry directly with members.
“By proactively demystifying emerging technology, and demonstrating its best application, we will encourage landlords to push potential schemes forward with confidence. We’re already seeing the positive financial and environmental impact on numerous housing providers across the region and this marks the start of a bright future for the scheme.”
For more information about Procure Plus, please visit www.procure-plus.com.