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It's Not Easy Being Green

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Sector Domestic homes
Completed Jan 2009
Installation time
2 days
Roof type Slate
Panel type
Sanyo hybrid
It's Not Easy Being Green

On January 7th 2009 Plug Into The Sun featured in the BBC documentary, 'It's not easy being green'. Andy Tanner and his team were filmed installing solar PV cells for Dick Strawbridge and his family in their home.

Read the news article for further information.




The objective was to offset carbon dioxide in order to become carbon neutral.


The installation has been funded using the Low Carbon Building Program Phase I grant of £2500.


The installation uses the Intersole semi roof integrated system, which means the panels sit flush with the slates. The system is watertight, removing the need for slates under the panels. This worked well for this installation as the barn needed re-roofing and hence a saving was made on slating costs.