Aviva Powers Solar Carport Array with Q CELLS Modules

Nov 24, 2020 11:21 PM ET
  • Aviva has actually completed one of the largest solar-powered carports in the U.K. at the business's Scottish head office in Perth. The 1.07 MW carport array was built by RenEnergy, a renewable resource programmer, utilizing 3,283 Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar modules from Q CELLS, an overall power remedies carrier in the solar cell and also module markets.
Aviva Powers Solar Carport Array with Q CELLS Modules
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The lately completed solar carport will certainly allow Aviva to self-consume 77% of the generated energy on site, thanks to the existence of a 1.8 MWh Tesla powerpack battery and also 50 individual electric lorry (EV) billing terminals. The solar carport covers 342 garage. Plans to develop a solar carport started 18 months ago when RenEnergy began talking about further collaboration with Aviva complying with the completion of an inaugural solar carport at the insurance company's Norwich website. This 600 kW solar carport was finished in March 2019, likewise using Q.PEAK DUO solar modules supplied by Q CELLS.

" Rarely do you get the possibility to work on a renowned Grade A-listed building and also transform its energy efficiency and also its contribution to climate change," states Damian Baker, taking care of supervisor of RenEnergy. "The difficulty for this project was the combination of whatever, including the website appearances, the solar carport, the EV billing facilities and the battery storage space. Vital was that the customer obtains a roi and also we ensure that all is communicated and handled effortlessly."

The most recent 1.07 MW solar carport was part-funded by the Scottish government and the EU. RenEnergy supported Aviva to table a proposal to protect financing from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), which is a European Regional Development fund created in unison with the EU and the Scottish federal government. In all, the LCITP fulfilled 50% of the CAPEX advancement prices of the solar carport, with Aviva funding the other 50%.

The completed carport can additionally power the whole Aviva site independent of the grid for five hours daily, thanks to the flexibility offered by the onsite Tesla battery, which will permit Aviva to take in stored solar power during times of high electrical energy costs, hence providing power cost financial savings year-round.

The Q.PEAK DUO-G5's half-cell design with six bus bars as well as rounded wire affiliation help to make the most of the performance of the cell efficiency, which is additional boosted by Q CELLS' proprietary and patent-protected Q.ANTUM modern technology-- a passivation method that boosts light-harvesting and controls the destruction impacts of LID (light-induced deterioration) and also LeTID (light and also elevated temperature level caused degradation) to deliver better toughness as well as durable performance.

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