Environmental Energies

    Harborough Energy (Harborough Solar One)/Archway House – Solar PV installation

    Size: 10.26kW
    Est. Production: 9,765kWh pa
    CO2 reduction: 5,000kg/pa

    Harborough Energy is a cooperative set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in and around Market Harborough. Their local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs for land and property owners who host their installations.

    This project completed in September 2016 was with Archway Health Hub, a natural health centre based on Lubenham Hill, Market Harborough.
    Harborough Solar One along with cooperative of investors own the solar PV array and have a 20 year licence with Archway House that they provide them with electricity at reduced cost through a Power Purchase Agreement.

    The Goal – Driven to help create a sustainable environment, Archway Health Hub wanted to improve their “Green” credentials by reducing their Carbon Footprint, whilst benefiting from a reduction in operating costs, through the implementation of renewable energy.

    The solution – To help achieve this goal Environmental Energies installed a roof mounted solar PV system across two rooves on the site. With an estimated annual generation of 9,765 kWh pa and CO2 reduction of over 5 tonnes pa.

    The Benefits – Archway Health Hub benefit from lower energy costs while community investors are set to receive an annual return of around 5%. All remaining profits from the scheme go towards causes in Market Harborough such as providing affordable warmth to vulnerable households.

    The challenge – for this installation was access onto the roof area and a limitation to where on the roof to install, due the structural assessment for snow loading within the V of one roof.