Senior councillors will be asked to approve a £9.2m plan for 2,000 solar panels on council houses across Kirklees.
The £9.2m project will be funded out of the housing revenue account (HRA) - a pot of money that can only be spent on housing needs.
On Tuesday the Cabinet will be asked to commit the funding and timescale - with 50 houses getting solar panels this year, 1,000 in 2015/16 and 950 in 2016/17.
The Cabinet report says: “The project will target up to 2,000 households at risk of fuel poverty.
“A reduction in fuel poverty is the key driver for the project rather than maximising income and the intention would be to target properties with poor thermal efficiency.”
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Kirklees says that while the project is initially funded from the HRA, there will be an overall £14m feed-in-tariff income based on the electricity generated, eventually making the project self-financing.
The solar panels are also expected to reduce household bills by £100 each year, with 50% of the electricity generated used by the tenant.
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing will consult with tenants about which homes are most suitable for the solar panels and a list of 2,652 suitable houses will be considered by the councillors in a private part of the Cabinet meeting.
It’s likely some of the houses identified will prove unsuitable once the project is explored, due to roof condition, orientation and shading from trees.
The idea was agreed in principle at the Budget Council meeting in February.
The work will largely be done by Kirklees Building Services, who are Green Deal accredited installers of solar PV, however, it’s likely local smaller firms will be contracted due to the scale of the project.