HBS New Energies help Cardiff 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 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.
- 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 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.
| Site 1 || Cardiff International White Water Centre |
| Annual CO2 savings || 13,664 kg |