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Brighton & Hove Apartment building Elwyn Jones Court

Goal

A solution for rooftop PV on an apartment building, where the installation is mainly targeting the consumption of a Ground source heating pump for the whole building.

 

Description

Elwyn Jones Court is a seniors’ accommodation scheme, currently heated by night storage heaters run from the landlord supply.  The existing storage heaters are due to be replaced with a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP, outside of scope of SOLARISE), which will significantly flatten the electricity demand curve at the site.

Two large solar arrays will be installed to part-run these GSHPs, maximising the self-consumption of solar PV on-site and enabling a renewable heating solution to be driven by renewable electricity.

Key figures

Location: Brighton & Hove (UK)

Size: 55,6 kWp

Energy production per year: 56381 kWh

Owner: Brighton & Hove City Council

Energy use: estimated 60% self-consumption

Technology: 400W panels, string inverters

Current status

Due for installation August 2020. GSHP due for commissioning Spring 2021

 

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