Hawthorns School, Wokingham, Berkshire

The grid connected roof mounted PV has been installed and commissioned by Ardenham Energy Ltd on the Hawthorns School in Wokingham after development work by TV Energy and Wokingham Borough Council.

The installation was undertaken following the award of a Low Carbon Building Programme Phase 1 Grant and planning approval by Wokingham Borough Council in September 07. The electricity generated is synchronised with the grid supply via an inverter and will be used to supply clean energy to the building as well as exporting to the grid for use elsewhere when there is more energy produced than is necessary.

The 2kWp array is almost silent in operation and will generate around 1600kWh of greenhouse gas free electricity each year, The installation includes a display in the reception area which outlines real time energy production as well as cumulative kWh and CO2 savings.

The installation took 3 days to complete and comprises of:-

12 Sharp 162Wp crystalline modules
1 Fronius G83/1 compliant inverter
1 phase pulsed kWh meter
DC and AC switchgear
Display unit
Installer: Ardenham Energy

Project Summary:-

Date Commissioned: 25/10/07
Technology: Solar PV
Forecast kWh generation/year: 1600.00
System size (kWp) 2
Installation Type: 12 x 162Wp crystalline modules
Forecast CO2 savings /year (Kg) 908 Kg
Panel area (m2): 15.6 (m2)
Building integrated: No

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