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Brighton & Hove Social housing flats Buckley Close

Goal

A solution for rooftop PV on 3 housing blocks with one common meter, where tenants’ consumption is submetered.

 

Description

Buckley Close is a brand new development, consisting of 12 social housing flats within three blocks. Each block only has one MPAN (grid connection point), with tenants’ supplies submetered by BHCC. This allows solar PV generated electricity to be consumed by tenants before it is exported to the National Grid.

As responsible landlords, the self-consumption achieved by putting tenant supplies behind the meter allows BHCC to charge tenants a reduced rate for electricity.

Key figures

Location: Brighton & Hove (UK)

Size: 14,91 kWp

Energy production per year: 15718 kWh

Owner: Brighton & Hove City Council

Energy use: estimated 60-80% self-consumption

Technology: LG Monocrystalline 355W panels, SolarEdge inverters

Current status

Due for installation June 2020. 

 

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