Portsmouth City Council – PV Frameworks
Ecosphere Renewables have been successfully appointed to concurrent PV frameworks by Portsmouth City Council.
Projects are secured by a very competitive mini-tender process and have varied in size from multiple 4 kW systems on social housing schemes to 150 kWp installations on business centres.
Systems were designed using information supplied by PCC and a site survey to ascertain the validity of the design and tender, along with safe access points and site specific hazards. The Asbestos register for the site was supplied to the contractor for inspection and disturbance of known locations of ACM’s was avoided on all sites.
Systems were designed to permitted development regulations to avoid planning requirements for the installations.
Supporting information for G59 applications were either supplied to PCC or submitted to the Distribution Network Operator (SSE) for approval and connection agreements were successfully obtained, when required, on all sites. Applications included site specific wiring diagrams and relevant inverter data sheets.
Structural Calculations were conducted by Ecospheres specialist sub-contractor to determine the structural suitability of the structure from the imposed loads of the designed photovoltaic array specified.
Site specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements were submitted for approval along with a detailed proposal of the approved design. The design detailed the make, model and location of the major component parts, the point of electrical connection and the cable routes in between the relevant locations.
Secured Projects include;
Challenge Enterprise centre – 50 kWp
Lyndhurst House – 34 kWp
Enterprise Centre – 150 kWp
Victory Business Centre – 45 kWp
9 Northabour Rd – 50 kWp
Port Building – 50 kWp
Roslyn House – 45 kWp
Birmingham Estate – 136 kWp
SureStart Centres – 50 kWp
- Location: Portsmouth & Gosport
- System Size: Various sizes currently totalling 610 kWp
- Panel Model: Tier 1 including Hanwa Q Cells, Canadian Solar, Jinko
- Inverter Model: Solis & Samil
- Annual Output: Estimated at 550,000 kWh per annum
- Annual CO2 Savings: 290 Tonnes per annum
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