SolarPV charges electric car

SolarPV, photo-voltaic, photovoltaic

This installation of over 200 solarPV panels on the roof of DWP Housing Partnership in Bournemouth is expected to pay for its £60 000 investment within six years. The 50 kW system on the roof of the headquarters of Dorset’s biggest private landlord provides enough power for the people working in the building and can also charge the Nissan Leaf electric car.

The car is used by rent consultants and typically covers about 60 miles a day — half of its range of 124 miles. It costs 2 p/mile to run, compared with 14 to 15 p/mile for a petrol-powered car.

Tim Bamford of Savills Energy Team in Wimborne was the consultant for the project.

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