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Solar Energy for the main council offices; Chiltern District Council

United Sustainable Energy Agency has been working with Chiltern District Council to implement a large Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) project at the council's offices in Amersham.

USEA was commissioned by the council in August 2011 to undertake a detailed feasibility study to identify the potential for a PV system on the main council offices. USEA's feasibility study analysed different PV technology options available, calculated the total optimal installed capacity along with different investment and return scenarios.  The study also identified:

Potential PV modules layout

Module mounting

Detailed estimated budget

PV Distribution Boards specification

Inverter selection

Proposed PV system energy performance

Proposed a PV generation monitoring system

Distribution Network Operator (DNO) connection specifications

By conducting this detailed analysis, USEA provided the council with a complete impartial analysis of PV potential for the council building and its technical details. This enabled the council to effectively and quickly proceed in the tendering process and contract a PV installing company.

Installation of the system started in December 2012, and the new 49.9 kWp PV project was commissioned on 02 March 2012 making it eligible for pre 03 March 2012 Feed in Tariffs. 

Before PV installation

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Council Offices PV_main entrance

Before PV installation

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Council Offices PV_during

Council Offices PV_during

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