Church House has 36 panels with a peak output of 9.9kW.
Working with our partner, solar installer Solarsense, LCG completed our first three community roof projects before the 15th January 2016 deadline set by the Government for the major reduction in Feed In Tariff for solar PV.
The installations were actually completed before the 31st December so we have also avoided the smaller FIT reduction that came into force on 1 January 2016. The three schemes total 66kW with 50kW at Northleaze School, 10kW at Church House, and 6kW at the YMCA.
The vicar and churchwardens at All Saints Church in Long Ashton are also trustees of Northleaze School and Church House and their enthusiasm coupled with that of the governors and staff at the school were key to making the two Long Ashton projects a reality.
All three building owners worked hard with us, working to very tight timescales, to resolve the legal and financial issues involved in these schemes.
Solarsense also had to overcome a number of technical issues as well as carrying out the installations in the middle of some very poor weather conditions over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.