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Are Photovoltaics for You?

The Earth receives roughly 4_pv1-caroline-lucas-joint-leader-green-party-opt - Peter Hawtin - peterh5,000 times more energy from the sun than humans consume from all sources combined – so it makes sense to capture some of it to reduce your carbon emissions and consumption of mains electricity if you can do so cost-effectively.

Solar panels are also seen as a very visible sign of corporate “green-ness”. Thus, it is no accident that Caroline Lucas MP, joint leader of the Green Party, switched on the University of Sussex’s solar PV system. She said:

“It was really exciting and a great honour to switch on the biggest solar panel project in UK higher education. Universities are more than just a group of buildings. They are places of innovation and aspiration and have to inspire people into believing they can make a difference. This initiative is hugely welcome and needs to be as bold as possible.”

The 865kW system, 4_pv2-sussex-roofs-opt - Peter Hawtin - peterhwith 3,144 photovoltaic panels is spread across 29 buildings – some of which are shown here.

Based on the latest available UK HE sector data:

  • The Sussex installation represents 13% of total PV generation in the sector
  • The total is only 6,803 MWh pa
  • 63 institutions have no Solar PV generation.

As for all other energy technologies, The Green Consultancy will be pleased to provide you with a solar feasibility study to determine its suitability for your exact circumstances.

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