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Brighton & Hove Apartment building Oxford Street

Goal

A solution for rooftop PV on an apartment building, where the array is split in 8 systems, each connected to a single apartment.

 

 

Description

Oxford Street is a renovation project that is turning an old office building into new temporary accommodation apartments for people on the Housing waiting list.

The 9.6kWp rooftop array is split into 8 individual, 1.2kWp arrays, each of which is wired directly into a consumer unit within each flat. This allows tenants to consume free electricity when their system is generating, without the need for complex metering equipment.

Key figures

Location: Brighton & Hove (UK)

Size: 9,6 kWp

Energy production per year: 9811 kWh

Owner: Brighton & Hove City Council

Energy use: estimated 60-80% self-consumption of produced energy

Technology: 400W panels, string inverters

Current status

Due for installation August 2020.

 

 

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