Brighton & Hove Social housing flats Buckley Close
A solution for rooftop PV on 3 housing blocks with one common meter, where tenants’ consumption is submetered.
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.
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
The system was installed in September 2020.
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