Plymouth is a city on Devon’s south coast, on the South West of England. It is renowned for being a nautical city, but it is now exploring solar energy. The people of Plymouth have now been introduced to the possibilities of (PV) photovoltaic micro generation systems.
A local church has seen the light, by placing solar panels to its roof. St Matthias’s Church, in the artery of North Hill, has had a set of 16 panels installed. They have been put in to reduce the church’s energy bills as well as its carbon emissions. The chaplain, the Rev Paul Bryce, was looking for a way to cut down the church’s electricity payments. It was one of his congregation, studying renewable energy, whom reportedly suggested fixing solar panels to the church roof. The panels have been placed on the church hall, which is used for meetings and functions.
The energy produced by the panels may be evaluated on line. People can then take note of how much is being saved and the amount of free energy being diverted back into the church. It is not exported to the national grid. The project is a part of the Shrink the Footprint drive by the Church of England. The aim is to cut carbon emissions by four fifths (around 80%) by the year 2050.
This is a shining example of how expertly fitted PV solar panels, can have an advantageous, long standing effect. PV Solar are currently operating in the Plymouth area. Get in touch with one of our advisers today and find out how you can benefit from a photovoltaic system.