Tuesday 27 September 2016

Largest community-owned solar array powers up

Largest community-owned solar array powers up

The largest community-owned rooftop solar array in the UK is now generating electricity.

The 636KW project has been installed on the rooftops of Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The 2,446-panel array is expected to provide 39% of the site’s power needs.

It is one of 13 rooftop solar projects completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub on schools and businesses across Oxfordshire.

The latest project is expected to add £240,000 over 20 years to the Hub’s community fund.

Low Carbon Hub CEO Barbara Hammond said: “We worked very hard during the 2015 clean energy dash to beat the FiTs accreditation deadline for all of the projects in our 2016 Low Carbon Hub Solar PV share offer. Now we want to invite local people who believe in a better energy system for Oxfordshire to invest in this portfolio of solar projects and earn themselves a bank-beating return.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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