Provide solar power for the volunteer-run Harbury Village Library and Café, Harbury Pre-School and the Electric Car Club.

Harbury Energy Initiative is seeking £12,500 in order to fund a project to install Solar PV panels on the roof of the mid-nineteenth century Wight School building in the heart of the rural Warwickshire village of Harbury. 

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The Wight School is home to the Harbury Village Library, Biblio's Café, Harbury Pre-school and Harbury's Electric Car Club. The building also hosts a monthly Connections Café for people with a diagnosis of dementia, and their carers; exhibitions of work by local artists; visits from local schools; sewing classes and a range of out of hours events.

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In 2012 with the help of a government LEAF grant, Harbury Energy Initiative (HEI) enabled the Wight School to be internally insulated and engaged Encraft to complete an energy efficiency audit which included subsequently suggested installing a PV array. 

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The roof pitches are east- and west-facing rather than south but we are advised that this would still provide significant carbon and cost savings over a year.

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Technical Details:

Technology type:                         Solar PV

Make and model of system:          Perlight 250W black mono crystalline

Size/output of proposed system:   40 panels - 10kWp - 7010kW annual output.

Estimated annual energy savings: 1071Kw

Annual carbon savings:                3240Kg

Potential annual cost savings:       £372