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.
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.
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.
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.
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