Aberla Energy secures solar PV contract with Barrow Borough Council


Aberla Energy, part of the Northwest based Aberla Group, has been selected to deliver solar PV across multiple units of Social Housing and commercial premises in Barrow-in-Furness, as part of a new partnership with the Council.


The scheme was awarded under the Procure Plus Installation and Repair Framework and will be part funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as well as the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

As part of the ‘Low Carbon Barrow Programme’, the aim of the project is to reduce carbon emissions by providing solar PV systems to residents across the Borough, which will allow access to cleaner energy and a reduction in fuel poverty.

Aberla Energy is a renewable energy specialist, that has worked on numerous large-scale public-sector schemes, and provides solar PV, ASHP’s, battery storage and EV charging across the UK for Council’s, developers and private companies.

Councillor Ann Thomson, the leader of Barrow Borough Council, said, “Reducing energy consumption and lowering our carbon usage as a Borough is a priority for the Council and we are actively trying to reach a net-zero position by 2037.

Low Carbon Barrow is an ambitious project and we’re pleased to be able to work with an experienced specialist like Aberla Energy to help bring it to life.”

Paul McCarren, chief executive officer at Aberla commented, “Aberla is proud to be in partnership with Barrow Borough Council and I have no doubt the team will show our capabilities on site.”

Barrow Borough Council has set itself a target of achieving net-zero by 2037. As part of this target, the Council, has outlined the different approaches it plans on taking which includes reducing waste, increasing public awareness and reducing emissions through homes and businesses within the Borough.


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