How to enable every apartment in the UK to source energy from renewable sources as part of the UK’s pathway towards net zero carbon. A great solution to this is rooftop solar, however, a practical solution for apartments is hard to come by.
The SolShare is suitable for any low to medium-rise apartment building. Three exemplifying case studies are given below, one from each of our major markets.
Social Housing Providers: A 66 kW SolShare system has been installed on a 44-apartment building owned by a social housing provider. The system is reducing carbon emissions by 93 tonnes per year and saving a total of £7,500 per year on electricity bills. This equates to an ROI of less than 5 years. Feedback stated “we are hearing from our residents that they don’t need to worry about electricity bills to keep warm in winter, as they have accumulated savings from spring to autumn.”
Property Developers: A 70+ kW SolShare system has been installed on a new build apartment development and connected to 39 of the 50 apartments (the SolShare can be connected to some or all of the apartments depending on requirements). This system is reducing carbon emissions by 115 tonnes per year and is saving each resident 30-40% on their energy bills. The ROI on this system was instant as it was incorporated into the apartment sale price.
Asset Owner & Manager: A 22kW SolShare system has been installed on a landlord owned building. It is connected to 12 apartments and the building’s common light and power. The system is reducing carbon emissions by 27 tonnes per year and saving the residents an average of £218 per year on their electricity bills.
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