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- Published: Friday, 07 September 2012 08:56
The London School of Economics are leading the way in green energy with Myriad CEG Ltds installations set to produce around 75,000kWh and save 40 tonnes of Co2 a year.
The School, already one of the greenest universities in the UK, has been working with our Myriad Solar team, on a major solar PV programme made up of six projects over two phases.
The latest £135,000 development in the capital has seen Myriad's solar energy team provide a cutting-edge solar PV system for the LSE’s main library and St Clement’s building. Saving the University £25,000 a year in energy bills.
Myriad Solar were re-commissioned to complete the latest projects after the success of its projects to generate electricity at the LSE’s sports ground, the New Academic Building and its High Holborn and Carr Saunders halls of residence. The work comes as LSE works towards its aim of cutting its carbon footprint. The School has seen a 2.7 per cent fall between 2009 and 2011. In total, all six projects have a predicted output of around 75,000kWh and the solar energy produced will save 40 tonnes of C02 a year.
The two new systems have a predicted output of 42490.8kWh/year and solar energy produced from the buildings will save an impressive 22.5 tonnes of CO2 a year. The team at Myriad Solar designed a roof-mounted PV system for the buildings with more than 200 solar panels. The state-of-the-art systems can also be monitored remotely.
By working around the clock, the project was completed in time to achieve the higher Feed-in Tariff before the August 1st reduction. That means the university will receive almost £6,500 a year in payments.
Lee Baxter (PV Sales Manager) of Myriad Solar PV, said: “The School asked us to work on another major project as part of their ongoing campaign to reduce their carbon footprint. Our team used all its expertise to deliver a robust, state-of-the-art system that will have real impact. We also worked quickly to ensure LSE received the best FiT deal possible. In order to achieve the maximum yield of energy possible, we spent a considerable amount of time designing the system to avoid areas of shading on the roof and to best utilise the available roof space. We used all the available space and this is a great example of what can be achieved with careful design and planning.”
He added: “The figures also show the economic benefits that still exist in utilising solar power. We were able to ensure that the university got the best possible FiT available.Even with the reduction in the rate, the tariff remains a great incentive to individuals or organisations looking to see what the use of renewable energy can deliver for them. We are building a strong track record in working with educational establishments such as LSE, who are very aware of their environmental responsibilities.”
The LSE has been awarded a First, for the fourth year running, for its environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet Green League 2012. Myriad Solar have really thrived on the opportunity to work with such a forward thinking team at LSE, and have enjoyed the challenge of managing to install renewable energy systems in London which is notoriously difficult.
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