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flexibility for maintaining and controlling large exterior lighting systems. ‘Install to Save’ allow local authorities to install this system without having to pay any costs upfront. The installation costs are paid back in instalments over an agreed number of years from the energy savings made from using the system. Luton Borough Council first trialled LeafNut in 2007 and tendered the contract which Harvard duly won. Harvard was able to tailor Luton’s payments to include the actual energy consumption used, the equipment costs and the carbon reduction savings that will be achieved. The scheme is also designed so that repayments only start after the first quarter following installation. Councils are guaranteed to never pay more than they are actually saving. Cllr Dave Taylor, portfolio holder for highways at Luton Borough Council, said, “Like all local authorities across the country, here in Luton our challenge is to cut carbon emissions and mitigate the costs of continued energy price increases against a background of reduced Government funding.”


He added: “Our chosen solution allows us to cut our carbon emissions while saving money through prudent energy management. In the current financial climate, Luton Borough Council could not afford to invest in this type of technology across its street lighting stock, but the way that the finance package is structured, allows us to pay the costs from the savings made.”


Above and Left: Harvard Engineering LeafNut System installed in Luton.


The system will be paid back over 20 years, with Luton expected to reduce energy costs by up to £4million in the same period. Russell Fletcher, sales and marketing director at Harvard Engineering commented, “When it comes to installing new innovative street lighting solutions like LeafNut, the problem is not about convincing councils of the benefits - they are all under pressure to save energy and to reduce their carbon footprint – rather securing the finance to roll them out. Harvard’s ‘Install to Save’ finance scheme allows councils to install LeafNut and to start making savings whilst paying for the system overran agreed period of time.” I think everybody these days recognizes the need to reduce energy usage and help make the planet a greener more energy efficient place, but should this include turning off something as essential as streetlights? I’m not sure, but with so many ways for councils to save energy being introduced, I’m sure many councils' will opt for a less dramatic solution in the months and years to come.


Contact TRT Lighting


+44 (0)1527 521162 www.trtlighting.co.uk


Selux


+44 (0) 19 26 83 34 55 www.selux.com


Harvard Engineering +44 (0)113 383 1000 www.harvardeng.com


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