September 25, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Health boards to receive additional funding to complete £17m programme of solar PV and energy efficiency schemes

THREE health boards will receive more than £10m in Welsh Government funding this year and next, to install new solar energy measures and help them improve energy efficiency across their estates, resulting in carbon and financial savings.

This investment builds on £2m provided last year, as part of a larger £17m programme.

The funding – repayable on an Invest to Save basis – will support energy projects for Swansea University Health Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The funding includes £2m in Covid recovery funds, earmarked for an ambitious 4MW solar farm project for SBUHB, which will help to power Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

Combined with an ongoing £7.7m Re:fit programme, the solar farm will save the health board more than £1.6m per year on energy bills.

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