The project will form part of a wider scheme of energy decarbonisation within the city. Photo by Michael Wilson on Unsplash.

Hull City Council supports carbon neutral ambitions with promotion of renewable energy and low carbon technologies

Hull City Council is committed to identifying and promoting green solutions and technologies within the city.

The council is looking to appoint consultants to undertake detailed feasibility and project development studies for the possible installation of solar photovoltaic arrays and complementary energy system technologies to the rooftops of the Council’s corporate buildings.

The technologies would contribute to the council’s decarbonisation agenda. They would increase renewable energy generation, decrease reliance on power from centralised production, increase local energy security and resilience and provide the council with a long-term, low carbon revenue source.

The council is looking to appoint consultants to undertake detailed feasibility and project development studies for the possible installation of solar photovoltaic arrays and complementary energy system technologies.

The project will form part of a wider scheme of energy decarbonisation within the city and is a key element of the City Plan and 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, portfolio holder for environmental services at Hull City Council, said: “We have a responsibility to act, that’s why we’ve committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

“Climate change affects us all, and in places like Hull and on the East Yorkshire coast, we’ve experienced first-hand some of the terrible consequences of climate change.

“Hull City Council is committed to investing in the future, and for generations to come, and we will work with residents and communities to identify suitable, green opportunities. The city and region is quickly becoming a world leader in green technology and renewable energy, and as a council we are determined to support and reflect this.”

Hull City Council has identified various potential sites for green solutions and technologies. The consultants will help the Council identify those buildings capable of accepting a solar photovoltaic array and understand the detailed costs and benefits of each site.

The council has already identified a number of key stakeholders who would need to be consulted – the most important of which would be local residents.

A detailed local stakeholder consultation process, through a variety of engagement, will form part of the robust case for any site.

The consultancy work for the feasibility stage of the Wind Turbine, Solar Farm & Solar Canopy Project has now gone to tender and will follow Hull City Council’s standard procurement process.

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