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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Electricity from the Sun at Castlemorton Parish Hall


Castlemorton Parish Council and Parish Hall Trust have just completed their project to install a photovoltaic system on the Parish Hall.

22 Ying Li 235w panels have been installed on the south facing parish hall roof.


The panels use sunlight to produce DC electricity at over 300V which is connected to an SMA SB5000TL inverter which converts the DC electricity to 240V AC and synchronises it with the grid.




The electricity generated is metered and connected into the hall electricity distribution board with the excess being exported to the National Grid.

A display in the hall shows the amount of electricity being generated at any time, the amount generated since starting and the amount of CO2 emissions which have been avoided due to the system.


The project is expected to generate 4000kWh per year thus decreasing CO2 emissions by 2.2 T/year and producing an income to the Parish Hall of £1600 per year.

The objectives of the project are:
  • To make a contribution to help decrease global warming.
  • To increase awareness of global warming and encourage local residents to take up this practical and financially attractive technology.
  • To help secure the future of the village hall as a community hub by allowing charges to be kept low.

The project was grant financed by the Rural Development Programme for England’s LEADER scheme and The Big Lottery’s Community Sustainable Energy Programme.

The installation was carried out by Greenearth Energy of Pontrilas. 

1 comment:

Martin Clooney said...

wow!! thats a good idea..Sun light used for lighting ..great

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