As part of its commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral Council by 2030, Oswestry Town Council has installed a solar array on the roof of the Powis Hall Market.

The Council were successful in applying for a grant from Marches Renewable Energy for 50% of the cost of installing the 92kWp array. This installation will supply cheap ultra-low carbon electricity to the building and back to the grid for the next 20 years. It is estimated it will generate an annual yield of 71,902 kWh per year, enough to toast two-and-a-half million pieces of bread.

Simon Cranmer, the Town Council’s Operations Manager, said:

“We’re delighted to have completed this energy-saving project on-time and on-budget and would like to thank the contractor, ZLC, for a speedy installation, the Marches Energy Agency for their support in the tender and Grant application and of course Marches Renewable Energy for their funding support. We look forward to delivering further sustainability initiatives in the coming years.”

Pictured: The recently completed solar array on the roof of Powis Hall market.