We have from the outset been keen to install solar PV. Cathedral House has various flat roofs with potential for small arrays. The higher north west roof required substantial refurbishment in 2018 and this presented an opportunity to simultaneously install a 6.6kW (24 panels) solar array.
Working in partnership with Portsmouth City Council's energy team and Portsmouth based installer Space Renewables we commissioned the array in September 2018. The panels sit below the parapet wall thus having some wind protection and being invisible from the street.
The array serves the 1F administrative offices and thus much of the printing of service leaflets, letters and other tasks, is now solar powered. Forecast energy production is 6000kW per annum and the installation also earns feed-in tariff income (FITs).
Below are some photographs of the installation of the solar panels on Cathedral House in September 2018: