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Solar PV install on a Historic Library – St Ives, Cornwall
Solar PV install on a Historic Library

St Ives Library recently underwent an energy technology upgrade, opting for the installation of a 13-panel solar array. This decision aligns with their commitment to embracing renewable energy solutions and repurposing existing structures for sustainable power generation. Our case study delves into the adaptive transformation of this historical library situated in a conservation area, showcasing the integration of cutting-edge solar technology.

The components used in the installation were:

13 x JA Solar Mono Black Frame 395w

1 x SolarEdge HD Wave Inverter

13 x SolarEdge Power Optimisers

GSE In-roof

System Design

The 13-panel solar array was strategically positioned on the complex roof of the library. Paired with a SolarEdge HD Wave inverter and 13 power optimisers, these components optimize energy production by mitigating losses from shading on specific roof sections. The choice of a GSE in-roof mounting system was deliberate, designed not only to harness renewable energy efficiently but also to blend seamlessly with the library’s architectural aesthetics. Its lightweight and versatile design facilitated a smooth installation process. Ensuring minimal disruption to library operations.

Environmental Impact and Sustainability

This project underscores the library’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices within the community. By generating clean electricity from solar power, St Ives Library contributes to local environmental goals while demonstrating leadership in renewable energy adoption.

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