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Flat roof solution, St Ives

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Sector Domestic homes
Completed Oct 2006
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.


St Ives, Cornwall


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


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