Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Here comes the sun!
Much excitement in the project office today. The first of the photovoltaic solar panels were installed on the roof of the stable yard, and it seemed only fitting that the sun shone all day to mark the occasion.
The PV panels, made by German company Schüco, will eventually cover an area of 18m on the west-facing roof of the stable yard. These will be followed over the coming weeks by PV solar slates on the east-facing roof and PV-T (combined photovoltaic and solar thermal) panels on the south facing roof. Together we estimate that these will generate over 6,000 kWh of electricity per year.