A solar PV system will help you meet all the minimum renewable energy requirements across the construction sector including PART L (of the building regulations) and the London Plan, in addition to improving your BREEAM score.
The majority of solar PV installs in the UK are retro-fits, however, the construction sector has the advantage of integrating renewable technology at the planning stage which gives us a fresh opportunity to demonstrate our market leading design and innovation.
With the cost of energy technology generally self-funded and factored into the construction budget, the systems not only integrate well, but they also take full advantage of both the energy bill savings and the feed-in tariff payments.
We’ve stamped our experience all over the construction sector, with one of our most technically challenging projects to date being the 12 kWp installation on Vanston Place, Fulham which was installed on a Green sedum roof whilst the building was still under construction.
Helping you become compliant with energy regulations
There are many legal requirements that apply to the construction sector surrounding renewable energy, such as PART L (of the building regulations) that demand a new build to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 10% of the consumed electricity onsite.
For construction projects within Greater London, the recently updated ‘London Plan’ takes this further and demands that all new buildings generate a minimum of 15% of electricity demand onsite from renewable technology.
Although the BREEAM assessment isn’t a legal requirement, your building’s score can be greatly increased in many of the energy categories with the integration of a solar PV system. Collectively, these credits will have a huge impact on the overall score.