School Sports Hall Case Study (2)

Integrated Solar PV Roof An integrated solar roof is a good way to repair or replace an existing roof that is damaged or leaking. It can be used to replace a flat roof or, as in this case, to replace the south facing side of a pitched roof with the north facing side repaired using traditional roofing methods (since the north side will not receive any sunlight). Installation cost: £77,000 Size of system: 51 kWp Number of panels: 201 Estimated annual system generation: 41,910 kWh Annual savings on energy costs: £2,000 Annual income from feed-in tariff: £5,400 Annual income from export tariff:...

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School Sports Hall Case Study

LED Lighting               Existing lighting: 30 x 250 W SONs Energy requirement of existing lighting: 14,700 kWh per year, costing £1,500 per year. Existing lighting has a lifespan of 3,500 so servicing and maintenance costs are £450 per year, bringing the total cost to £1,950 per year. Replacement lighting: 30 x 100 W LED high bay fittings Energy requirement of replacement lighting: 5,000 kWh per year, costing £500 per year. Installation cost: £8,950The replacement LED fittings have a lifespan of 55,000 hours, therefore no replacement or maintenance is...

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Barclay Electrical at ADBA’s Annual Conference

In our quest to help our customers reduce their energy bills and start generating their own energy, we are currently researching the area of anaerobic digestion. Last week we went to the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association’s Annual Conference to try and find out more about this up and coming area of renewable energy generation. The third annual trade show and conference, UK AD & Biogas 2012 this year focussed specifically on demonstrating where anaerobic digestion can offer the best benefits to Local Authorities, and the food and farming industries. With anaerobic...

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Barclay Electrical visits Stray FM, Harrogate

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Harrogate church launches solar panel scheme

St Mark’s Church, on Leeds Road, has fitted 39 solar panels to its roof as part of plans to become “carbon neutral”. It is the first church roof to be fitted with the panels in the diocese of Ripon and Leeds. Rev Guy Donegan-Cross, vicar of St Mark’s, said: “It’s not just about power and financial efficiency. It’s about doing our bit to take seriously our call from God to look after the planet.” The sun came out briefly for the opening on Saturday as the Bishop of Knaresborough, the Right Rev James Bell and the MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones donned high visibility jackets...

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