The £18.5m programme will see Breyer Group install six megawatts of solar panels, reducing emissions from Peabody homes by around 2,500 tonnes per year.
The deal is another big coup for Breyer in the specialist photovoltaic market after it won the job to fit panels to 2,000 homes in Colchester earlier this month – one of the largest council-led solar schemes in the UK.
Under the terms of the Peabody agreement, installations will begin immediately and will extend over a 39 week schedule, to be completed by March 2012.
Peabody will undertake an impact assessment for residents living in street properties to measure the exact benefit in terms of fuel savings.
Nic Wedlake, Peabody Sustainability Manager, said: “We’re proud to be cutting electricity bills for our customers as well as carbon emissions.
“This project will help ensure Peabody homes, which have stood the test of time across London , continue to meet the needs of Londoners into the 21st century.”
Tim Breyer, managing director at Breyer Group, said: “This flagship project should significantly improve Peabody ’s carbon emissions and act as a case study for all major property owners in the UK .”