£1m was awarded from the Getting Building Fund as part of a £1.4m project.
Through this investment Wrekin Housing Group will produce zero carbon homes across Telford & Wrekin using a combination of energy technologies to be retrofitted to existing homes or fitted into brand new homes.
Impacts include low energy bills easing fuel poverty in Social Housing; reducing the load on the local grid; and eliminating carbon through energy consumption.
The project will concentrate on the retrofit of 68 homes (PV and Battery Storage) and 11 non-Passivhaus new builds where planning permissions have already been granted.
The project will also establish a new national training programme backed by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to upskill the existing workforce and train apprentices in battery storage installation, with Telford College becoming the first college in the country to pilot and roll out the training.
£1million Getting Building Fund investment
11 new homes and 68 existing properties fitted with PV and battery storage to create zero carbon homes
Easing fuel poverty in social housing, reducing the load on the local grid and eliminating carbon through energy consumption