Rochdale Online reports that Rochdale Council is planning it’s own ‘roof-rental’ scheme, acting as the roof landlord, to take advantage of feed-in tariff payments.
Initial plans are for the scheme to include the council’s social housing stock. The occupants would get the benefit of using the energy generated, whilst the council would get the benefit of the tariff payments.
Run in conjunction with a private sector solar panel installation company, a likely scenario is that the private company would install the panels and retain the feed-in tariff payment for a fixed period of around 7 years before handing the panels and the feed-in tariff payments over to the council.
Read the full report here.
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