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Off grid installation, West Penwith

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Sector Domestic homes
Completed Jun 2006
Output
4kWp
Installation time
3 weeks
Roof type Roof integrated - the whole roof is PV panels
Panel type
Shuco panels
Off grid installation, West Penwith

Previously this holiday let used a noisy and expensive generator but after rebuilding the roof with PV panels it now generates all its own electricity from solar power.

This off grid installation was a cheaper option than being connected to the grid, and the holiday let is now carbon neutral!

Off grid installation, West Penwith

Location

West Penwith, Cornwall

Objective

Previously the house used a noisy and expensive generator. The objective was to supply all the building's electricity needs from solar power.

Funding

The installation has been 50% funded by the Energy Saving Trust and 50% funded by the home owner.

Installation

The energy generated by the PV panels is stored in a large bank of Rolls batteries. The batteries store enough energy for up to 4 days autonomous supply, but they're constantly being recharged by the solar array so they'll never run out of power.