Solar PV Installed to Hull City Councils Car Park

Hull City Council's Pryme Street car park is benefitting from the installation of 200 solar photovoltaic panels covering a surface area of 372 metre squared.

It is projected that the 49kwh system will generate approximately 41,450 kwh a year which equates to generating enough electricity to power four houses.

The energy generated will make the car park as self sufficient as possible as well as feeding back into the national grid.

The solar photovoltaic panels were installed onto the upper floor area by energy specialists, Kingston Works Limited (KWL). Last summer KWL also installed 200 panels to their Kingswood headquarters and has reduced its overall carbon footprint by 30.5 tonnes per year, and the installation of photovoltaic tiles will see this figures rise even further.

Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City, said:

"The installation of the panels is another step forward for the Council. It continues to show our commitment and vision to become a leading energy city as outlined in Hull's City Plan.

"We will continue to explore other opportunities throughout our buildings and council's homes to allow us make further steps forward to producing green energy, whether it's by district heating, bio mass or wind turbines."

Martin Budd, Hull City Council's Environment and Climate Change Advisor, said:

"The installation of solar photovoltaic panels to the roof of Western library last year showed they are a good way of producing carbon free electricity.

"The installation at Pryme Street is the largest installation to date. This forms part of a growing portfolio of renewable energy installations by the Council adding to the Council house PV project.

"We will continue to develop PV on our buildings when appropriate and we are starting to explore the opportunities for wind turbines to reduce the Council's running costs and reduce carbon emissions."

Kevin Redmore, Business Leader for Kingston Works Limited, said:

"Being involved on this project has strengthened both KWL's and Hull City Council's commitment to ensure that our services have a positive impact on the environment."

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