New Queens Head
64.25 kWp Solar PV system installed across multiple new build homes in Winchester.
In 2015 Ecolution installed a total of 64.25 kWp solar photovoltaic systems, across plots 1-21 on new residential houses and one block of flats, with design and build contractors and Winchester City Council, in Stanmore Lane, Winchester.
The redevelopment of the New Queens Head pub site was to provide new affordable homes for local people which was a key priority for Winchester City Council as part of their New Homes programme. The pub was demolished at the beginning of 2014 and since then the site had been enclosed with hoardings for health and safety reasons.
Local architects worked with the council to design the new affordable homes and associated landscaping. All the properties are designed not only to incorporate renewable technologies but also to meet the Lifetime Homes standards, meaning they provide flexible accommodation which can be easily adapted to respond to residents changing circumstances.
Ecolution won the contract for installation of solar photovoltaic (PV), installing an on-roof mounting system with 250w polycrystalline solar panels and Growatt inverters to multiple one bed bungalows, two and three bedroom houses and a block of flats.
Affordable homes were the main focus for this new build site, meaning that they needed to provide a solution for cheaper living costs in the long term, for the Councils low income tenants to live in. This is why Solar PV was chosen as it provides residents of The New Queens Head with free electricity during the day which reduces their energy bills for years to come. It also contributes to the Council’s climate change plan called “Live for the future: Tackling climate change” aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the Winchester district. Helping tackle what they acknowledge as the most serious environmental challenge facing us in the 21st century.
These Solar Photovoltaic systems at The New Queens Head are now producing in total 54,612.50 kWh of free electricity per year for the Council’s tenants. They also collectively have C0₂ savings of 28,890.01 kg per annum.
54,612.50kWh per yr