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HBS New Energies help Cardiff City Council drive forward with renewable energy generation by rolling out solar PV across their public buildings. The energy saving scheme is set to help the council reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs whilst earning long-term revenue.

Following a full tender process Kier Building Services appointed HBS New Energies to complete the retrofit installation of solar PV to seven council owned buildings. We ensured Cardiff City Council achieved key project objectives that included, improving the EPC rating and energy efficiency of chosen buildings, whilst delivering business savings and a sound return on investment through renewables.

Project delivery 

  • We worked with Kier the main contractor on this multi-site project, delivering a full service solution that included design, supply, installation, O&M handover, DNO engagement and end-user support packages.
  • As we commenced the first phase of installations, the Feed-in Tariff changed and provided a time sensitive aspect to the project. Our project team responded and adjusted the delivery and workforce to meet the tight schedules imposed by these changes.
  • We managed the project from start to finish including the roofing, installation, electrical connection, and system commissioning. We completed all works in line with the health & safety standards set by Kier.
  • The energy saving PV scheme is set to achieve an annual output of 226,556 kWh and deliver annual CO2 savings of 119,845.86 kg.
  • Cardiff City Council are already benefitting from energy and carbon savings and will earn guaranteed revenue through the FiT for the renewable energy generated, with a payback period of just seven years.
  • The success of this project highlights that solar panel installations remain an attractive investment for local authorities and other public sector organisations that are looking to make energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint through renewable energy.

Project summary

    Site 1   Cardiff International White Water Centre    
    System size 30 kWP    
    Annual output 25,830 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  13,664 kg    
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    Site 2   Chanel View Water Activity Centre    
    System size 20 kWP    
    Annual output 17,340 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  9172.69 kg    
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    Site 3   Glamorgan Records Office    
    System size 44 kWP    
    Annual output 37,884 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  20040.26 kg    
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    Site 4   Oakfield Primary School    
    System size 38 kWP    
    Annual output 33,278 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  17603.73 kg    
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    Site 5   Willowbrook Primary School    
    System size 29 kWP    
    Annual output 26,174 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  13845.78 kg    
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HBS-new-energies-public sector solar PV solar panel installations solar for public sector local authorities cardiff city council PV scheme case studies willowbrook school 1
    Site 6    Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf    
    System size 50 kWP    
    Annual output 41,600 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  22,005.98 kg    
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    Site 7    Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr    
    System size 50 kWP    
    Annual output 44,450 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  23,513.60 kg    
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