Advice on Solar Panels for Village Halls, Schools, and Community Centres
Solar panels are currently being installed on more and more community buildings. Village halls are no exception. The system will generate daytime electricity for the premises and significantly reduce electricity costs. The village hall will also receive payments from the government backed Feed in Tariff scheme, thereby generating more income for this type of community building.
We are happy to give you a system eveluation and report which will show the benifits and costs - How much will it cost? How much electricity will it produce? How long will it take to pay for itself? What is the Rate of return (ROI)? Please get in touch. All you have to do is provide the Postcode and veryfy which building? We can then through the wonders of Google give you what we call a desk top survey which will take in most aspects, other than things like propossed cable route etc which we are pleased to disscuss and any other issues and questions you may have when we do a more detailed site survey.
We would also appoint a structural surveyor to asses the strength of the roof any it's load bearing capabilities ie additional weight of panels plus any potential snow loads, wind loading etc.
We have installed for: Ormsby Village Hall, Bracecamp Parish Hall Scratby All Saints Parish Hall, Brooke Village Hall, Garveston Village Hall, Wymondham Central Hall, Reepham Primary School, Flegg High School, Long Meadow School Milton Keynes, Dean Close School, Baden Powell and St Peters School and Stimpsons Piece Community Centre Norfolk.
Up front: All our installations are turn key - we assist with all connection agreements, FIT applications, MCS registration and grant payments.
Aftercare: We will provide you with all the technical support and customer aftercare required.
Renewable guide for communities prepared by ACRE
From 1st April 2015 the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT), which reward generators for producing electricity, have been revised. Under the new levels the smallest systems (under 4kWp) now attract 13.88p per kWh. Many community buildings are suitable for larger installations:
- Up to 4kW 13.88p/kWh
- 4-10kW 12.13p/kWh
- 10-50 kW 11.71p/kWh
- 50-100 kW 9.98p/kWh
Export payment for all bands is: 4.85p per kWh
Link to OFGEM Tariff table:
FIT Payment rates for installations have been determined by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem) under Article 13 of the Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) Order 2012, in accordance with Annexes 2- 4 to the Standard Licence Conditions. Where relevant the rates above have been adjusted by the annual Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of 1.6 percent as of December 2014.
Potential sources of funding in Suffolk
The Big Lottery Fund, Community Buildings Programme
Suffolk County Council, Corporate Regeneration Fund
Suffolk Coastal District Council, Capital Grant Aid
ScottishPower Green Energy Trust
Suffolk Environmental Trust
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Bruisyard Social Amenities Committee
Suffolk County Council Locality Budget
Urban Communities Energy Fund
Suffolk Climate & Energy Helpline on 0800 02 88 938