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Solar PV Case Study: Eco House, Uxbridge

When we first heard about this innovative new build project happening right on our doorstep we didn't hesitate when we got the chance to get involved. This project succesfully integrates a number of renewable energy systems including solar PV with innovative new building materials and techniques.

Solar PV Panel In-Roof Case Study

Roof Integrated Residential Solar PV System

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System Details:

  • System Size: 9.2kWp
  • Solar PV Panels: GBS 70W (132)
  • Mounting System: In-Roof
  • Inverters: SMA SB1700 (1), SB2500 (3)
  • Estimated Output: 6156kWhrs per year
  • Features: 3 in-roof arrays (E, S, W)
  • Mains Feed: Single Phase (G.59/2)
  • Installation Date: April 2011
Roof Integrated Solar PV Installation

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Location Details

  • Uxbridge, Middlesex
  • Roof Pitch: 35°
  • Azimuths: 90°, 0°, -90°.
  • Terrain Height: 61m
  • Wind Region Load: 21m/s
  • Snow Region Load: 3
Roof Integrated Solar PV Installers

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Project Team:

  • System Design: In Balance Energy
  • Electrical Installation: In Balance Energy
  • Roof Installation: Manor Roofing & Guttering
  • Project Manager: Client
  • Primary Contractor: Able Construction UK


Roof Integrated Solar PV System (Gable End)

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The solar PV system is the properties primary source of electrical power, running in parallel with the national grid. Three independent solar PV panel arrays deliver the base power needed by 2 x air source heat pumps, a rainwater harvesting system and a heat recovery system. Physically the solar PV system is integrated into the roof of the building across three aspects (East, South & West).

Eco house before the solar PV installation Finished solar PV installation on the Eco house

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Solar PV Case Study: Eco House Uxbridge

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