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HBS New Energies completes the installation of 221 new build solar PV systems at Latitude, a major residential housing scheme by Bellway Homes (Wessex).

In 2017, Bellway Homes (Wessex) appointed HBS New Energies as its specialist new build solar PV contractor to install solar PV systems for 261 energy-efficient homes at their Latitude housing development in Southampton, Hampshire.

Working closely with the housebulider’s Wessex office, our in-house team engineered a 228 kWp new build solar scheme to ensure Bellway Homes Latitude phase 1 and 2 met its sustainability targets within budget. The cost-effective design solution included roof-integrated PV systems for the houses and flat roof ballasted PV systems for the apartment blocks.

Now complete, the new sustainable community at Latitude offers a selection of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses. Tenure types include both private and affordable housing units.

Alongside the New Energies division, HBS Mechanical supplied the plumbing and heating system requirements for 189 private and affordable dwellings at phase 1 of Latitude.

Summary of new build solar PV services

  • HBS New Energies managed the design, supply and installation of roof-integrated and flat roof ballasted solar PV systems across the house types and apartment blocks. The contracted works completed by our specialist installation team covered all aspects of roofing, electrical connection and system commissioning. 
  • Our in-house design team engineered a cost-effective solution that met the performance and budgetary requirements, whilst ensuring the scheme achieved the required energy and carbon reduction targets through on-site renewable generation.
  • We remained flexible and responsive during the programme, completing staged solar PV installations to the highest quality standards set by our in-house Quality Management System in line with production targets.
  • Now complete, the 228 kWp new build solar PV scheme at Bellway Homes Latitude will reduce carbon emission by up to 114 tonnes per year and provide a reliable, zero-carbon energy source to help lower energy bills for homeowners.


    No. of PV systems 221    
    System size  0.9-5.7 kWp    
    Scheme size 228 kWp     
    Annual CO2 savings  114 t    

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