South West Wales

Solar panels to save Carmarthenshire tenants millions

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Image caption Thousands of solar panels are set to be installed on the roofs of Carmarthenshire council homes

Savings of £6.3m could be made by tenants when solar panels are installed on 2,700 Carmarthenshire council homes, the authority says.

Residents in 32% of the local authority's housing stock could save the figure on fuel bills over 20 years.

The council is looking for a partner to install the panels, with the costs met by the electricity generated.

A £2.1m community fund will address fuel poverty in around 6,000 homes not suitable for solar panels.

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