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HBS New Energies supply a complete solar PV installation service for 435 new homes at Bovis Homes Paragon development in Cambridge. The 506 kWp solar panel scheme will provide a cost-effective solution to ensure the large-scale development meets its energy targets.

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-winning scheme of 435 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.

Project delivery

  • HBS New Energies are currently managing the design, supply and installation of 400 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 a value engineered approach, our design team has been able to identify and design the most cost-effective solar panel systems for the multiple house types being constructed. With a mix of on roof and ballasted flat roof systems installed we have ensured each new home achieves 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 5 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 505.71 kWp scheme will yield a projected 358,867.6 kWh from renewable energy sources and save 180,058 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.

Project summary

    No. of plots 435    
    Modules  Poly 256w    
    System size  1 – 13.5 kWp    
    Estimated project yield 358,867.6 kWh    
    Inverter  Solis    
    Annual CO2 savings  180,058 kg    
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