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HBS New Energies install 68.9kwp of solar at Taylor Wimpey’s Harbour Edge in Portishead, ensuring the housing scheme achieves its energy targets. The roof-integrated solar panels will generate zero carbon electricity, meaning residents will benefit from energy bills savings and reduced carbon emissions. 

Harbour Edge in Portishead is a new housing development from Taylor Wimpey (Bristol) that consists of 186 modern and energy efficient homes. It features a 68.9 kWp of roof-integrated solar PV, designed and installed by solar installation partner HBS New Energies.

Built over two phases, the mixed-use scheme includes 30% affordable housing and offers one, two, three and four bedroom properties. With a strong focus on sustainability and energy efficiency the new houses and apartments at Harbour Edge have been constructed to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating.

When complete each new home will feature energy-saving features, including good insulation and some are to benefit from roof integrated solar PV panels that will help reduce resident’s energy bills and carbon emissions.

Project delivery

  • HBS New Energies are managing the design, supply and installation of 39 in-roof solar PV systems across multiple houses and apartments. As part of the contracted works HBS install teams and qualified electricians are undertaking all aspects of roofing, electrical connection and system commissioning. 
  • We consulted closely with the client to ensure the housing scheme satisfied North Somerset Council’s required 15% on-site energy targets for planning. The HBS design team value engineered a solution that maximised PV systems on the best performing roofs and achieved the annual kWh site requirement whilst saving the client money.
  • HBS’ Operations team and dedicated installers are now working closely alongside site management to ensure the final stages of the scheme are delivered to programme and are focused on completing the solar PV installations to the highest standards.

  • Harbour Edge’s solar PV scheme will yield a projected 60,809 kWh from renewable energy sources and deliver carbon emission savings of 31,559 kg per year. 

Project summary

    No. of plots 39    
    System size  1 – 4.25 kWp    
    Estimated project yield 60,809 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  31,559 kg    

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