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HBS New Energies completes solar PV installations for 98 new eco-friendly homes at The Willows. The new sustainable development has been successfully delivered through a collaboration between Radian, Eastleigh Borough Council and Drew Smith.

Construction is now complete at The Willows in West End, where HBS New Energies has been a dedicated new build solar contractor managing the design and installation of solar panels to 98 new eco-friendly homes.

The mixed tenure scheme has been developed in a partnership between housing provider Radian, Eastleigh Borough Council and developer partner Drew Smith. The Willows includes a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, with 35 properties allocated for affordable rent and shared ownership.

All dwellings meet the Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes standard for energy and water and feature a range of energy efficient and sustainable technologies including solar panels and high specification fixtures and fittings throughout. In addition, six houses are designed to PassivHaus standards that will result in a 75% reduction in space heating requirements compared to standard UK new builds.

Summary of new build solar PV services

  • HBS New Energies managed  the design, supply and installation of 98 on-roof solar PV systems across multiple house types and bungalows. The contracted works completed by our installation team and qualified electricians covered all aspects of roofing, electrical connection and system commissioning.  
  • HBS in-house design team engineered a best value solution that met the clients performance and budgetary requirements, whilst ensuring the scheme achieved the 19% reduction in carbon emissions through on-site renewable generation. 
  • Our dedicated project team remained flexible and responsive during the 3 phase build, completing all solar installations to the highest standards in line with Drew Smith’s build programme. 
  • The 44.7 kWp solar PV scheme at The Willows Hatch Farm will yield a projected 41,041 kWh from renewable energy sources and will offset carbon emission by up to 22.6 tonnes per year.  The addition of renewable energy technologies in each new home will significantly lower energy bills for homeowners and Radian tenants.


    No. of plots 98    
    System size  0.5 kWp    
    Estimated project yield 41,041 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  22.6 t

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