HBS New Energies supply a complete solar PV installation service for 397 homes at Bovis Homes Paragon development in Cambridge. The 467 kWp solar panel scheme will provide a cost-effective solution to ensure all new homes meet the energy targets set.
In 2013, Bovis Homes appointed HBS New Energies as the solar PV partner for their flagship Paragon development in Great Kneighton, Cambridge to help reduce carbon emissions and meet Code for Sustainable Homes. The award-wining scheme of 397 homes due for completion in 2018, will provide a selection of 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, all designed and built to Code Level 4.
- HBS New Energies are currently managing the design, supply and installation of 397 solar PV systems to ensure all new homes meet level 4 of CfSH. The install teams are responsible for all roofing, installation, electrical connection and system commissioning. Meanwhile, our back-office team are on hand for any technical support and to provide O&M handover.
- Through our expertise and value engineered PV solutions, our design team has been able to identify and design solar panel systems for optimum performance across multiple house types. We ensured each new home achieved the required energy targets for code whilst delivering the best value for the client.
- After the successful completion of phase 1, HBS New Energies went on to secure contracts for all remaining phases. The client impressed by our professional approach, technical support, value-engineering and efficient delivery.
- We have completed solar PV system installations in line with the client’s build programme for over 4 years. Today, we continue to supply a high quality and reliable service to assist in the completion of this sustainable development that is now over 90% complete.
- Following system commissioning at each dwelling, our technical team provide a house-type specific O&M handover pack. This includes operational information on the PV system and all warranty documents for the benefit of the end-user.
- When complete, the 465.75 kWp scheme will yield a projected 326,000 kWh from renewable energy sources and save 163,000 kg in carbon per year. Furthermore, the inclusion of solar panels in the construction of this development will provide valuable energy savings for the homeowners.
|No. of plots||397|
|System size||1 – 10 kWp|
|Estimated project yield||326,000 kWh|
|Annual CO2 savings||163,000 kg|