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Flat roof solution, St Ives

Fact file

Sector Domestic homes
Completed Oct 2006
Output
2kWp
Installation time
1 week
Roof type Flat roof with customised steel frame
Panel type
Kyocera polycrystalline
Flat roof solution, St Ives

This house presented an interesting problem to solve: an installation on a flat roof.

To maximise the efficiency of the panels, we elevated them using a purpose-built galvanised steel frame which is fixed into the side walls of the building and rests on the roof using rubber feet. The system provides 100% of the home owner's electricity needs.

Location

St Ives, Cornwall

Objective

The home owner's objective was to offset all her electrical bill and carbon dioxide emissions.

Funding

The installation has been 50% funded by the Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) and 50% funded by the home owner.