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HBS New Energies completes 428 kWp solar install at Kier Living’s Kingsmoor Park, a new sustainable community in Woking. The mixed-tenure development of 371 solar powered, energy efficient homes now provide a clean, zero carbon energy source for homeowners.

Kier Partnership Homes appointed HBS New Energies as their trusted partner to design and install solar PV panels on all 371 new homes being developed at Kingsmoor Park in Woking. The inclusion of photovoltaics proved to be the most cost-effective solution to ensure that every dwelling achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and the 10% renewable energy target within budget.

In a joint venture between Kier Living (Central), Thames Valley Housing Association and Woking Borough Council this scheme provides a selection of contemporary 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all built to a high standard. Now complete, the award-winning regeneration project has positively impacted the local area’s housing supply with 224 new affordable homes and 147 private units.

Project delivery

  • HBS New Energies successfully completed the design, supply and installation of all solar PV systems at Kingsmoor Park. Our solar install teams managed all aspects of roofing, installation, electrical connection and system commissioning over the nine phases.
  • To meet the developments planning conditions and performance standards, HBS’ in-house design team specified an in-roof solar tile system for the mixed house types and on-roof mounted solar arrays for the apartment block roofs.
  • Over the 4-year period our specialist teams have remained flexible on site, completing all solar PV works to a consistent high standard in accordance with the client’s fast-paced build programme.
  • The 428 kWp new build solar PV scheme is generating up to 342,000 kWh in zero carbon electricity and delivering 214,000 kg in carbon savings per year. The inclusion of both integrated solar tiles and roof mounted panels at Kingsmoor Park will provide valuable energy savings for the private homeowners and help combat fuel poverty for the social households.
  • In addition to the renewable technologies installed, HBS Mechanical successfully provided a complete plumbing and heating package to the 371 dwellings. Our dedicated project team and engineers managed the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all gas, heating and water system requirements. All installations complied with Gas Safe Regulations, Building Regulations, and the standards set by our in-house Quality Management System.

Project summary

    No. of plots 371    
    Modules  Solar tiles + On-roof    
    System size  0.8 – 15 kWp    
    Estimated project yield 342,000 kWh    
    Inverter  Solis    
    Annual CO2 savings  214,000 kg    
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