Clean energy for Kirtlington Village Hall
Sustainable Kirtlington have undertaken a project to install 32 solar pv panels onto the roof of Kirtlington Village Hall. They initially applied for one of our Low Carbon Hub large grants, which allowed them to carry out an initial feasibility study, to see if the Hall roof was suitable for having solar pv panels installed. They were then able to fund the installation through £40,000 of funding from Viridor Credits as well as crowdfunding donations from local villagers.
The panels are now fully operational and generating electricity, which is stored in a battery on site. The Hall is also able to export excess electricity to the grid, bringing in a small financial gain of around £1,338 per year. The estimated annual output is 8,277 kwh with a total estimated financial gain of £1,338. The CO2 emissions saved from 30th March to 18th August 2019 were 4,512.48 lbs.
You can read the full project details by downloading the case study PDF below.
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- 32 solar pv panels installed
- 8277 kwh electricity per year
- £1338 earned per year from excess electricity
- 4,512 lb CO2 emissions saved (March to August 2019)
Sustainable Kirtlington’s Village Hall Green Energy project is an inspiring example of what can be achieved by a strong community spirit, some committed residents and a good idea.
Catherine Ryan, Low Carbon Hub
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Saskya HugginsSocial Impact Director