Solarcentury has supplied photovoltaic units to a new six house development in Putney, south-west London, which could provide over half the electricity supply used by each household.
In the Hutton Mews development, each home is fitted with 36 of Solarcentury’s C21e PV tiles. The 36 solar electric roof tiles, a 1.8kWp system, will generate 1,500kWh of electricity each which could save six tonnes of CO2 emissions each year across the development.
Homeowner Bernard Page said: ‘We believe it’s important to conserve our environment as much as possible, and this technology really lets us do that. The energy costs we’re saving are also naturally a bonus.
‘Our energy supplier reimburses us annually for the energy our tiles supply to the grid, so when we’re out of the house during the day, none of the energy generated is wasted. Also, the electricity the panels generate mean that we’re protected against future energy prices rises.’
Solarcentury said its C21e system is designed for optimum performance on a predominantly south facing aspect with a roof pitch of between 30 and 40 degrees and a minimum of 10m² unshaded roof space. The systems can be retrofitted as well as installed in new builds.