Commercial Case Study – Solar PV & Heatpumps Installations

South Western Housing Association:

56 Solar PV Panels and Air to Water Heatpumps installed

Gregor Renewable are the appointed Mechanical & Electrical Contractor installing renewable technologies in the form of Solar PV Panels and Air-to-Water Heatpumps for a new-build development in association with Halsall Construction. This consists of the Housing Association’s new Headquarters and 6 two-bedroomed houses at Rooksbridge, Somerset.

Housing Association Headquarters

The single-storey U-shaped Headquarters is heated by two Mitsubishi Ecodan Air-to-Water Heatpumps supplying underfloor heating throughout, with an Air-to-Air Heatpump to allow cooling of the Boardroom area.

Helping to offset the heatpumps’ running cost are twenty Schuco Photovoltaic Monocrystalline 190-watts-peak panels installed onto the south-facing roof elevation. These produce an output of 3.8kwp, with an annual generation of circa 3.375kwh/a. They are installed in a single row on two strings.

6 Two-Bed Properties

Each property’s heating and hot water is provided via a 5kw Mitsubishi Ecodan Air-to-Water Heatpump installed at the back of the house.

To assist with the electrical usage, six Schuco 190-watts-peak Photovoltaic Monocrystalline panels have been fitted to each roof. These link back through an inverter unit to the main consumer unit. They can generate just under 1.2kwp, yielding 865kwh/a per annum, per property.

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