Solar PV in the community
Just six weeks after the installation of a solar photo-voltaic on the roof of Areley Kings Village Hall in Stourport, over 700 kWh of electricity had been generated and over £300 received for the electricity generated and fed back into the National Grid.
The £15 000 installation was carried out by Eco2Solar of Kidderminster.
Estimates suggest that the system will produce more than half of the electricity the hall uses in a year. Payments of £43.3 p/kWh will be received over the next 25 years under the Feed in Tariff.
Graham Baldwin, a trustee of the village hall, said, ‘Our hall will be so much more eco-friendly and our energy costs reduced considerably, which will help to keep our hire costs down and benefit all our users.