Installing solar panels for new build or development offers you the following benefits…
It’s an ideal time to install solar panels for new build when at new build stage. The panels can be integrated to the roof. As a result, built into the line of the roof. In some
We are working with developers, house builders & housing associations. The aim, to deliver sustainable homes. Building properties with solar panels has numerous benefits. The top 3 being:
Solar panels for new builds….
There are many ways of installing solar panels onto a building. However by far, the most aesthetically pleasing has to be integrated solar or BIPV ( Building-integrated photovoltaics).
When building from scratch developers have the luxury of easily integrating solar panels. Particularly into the roof. You can use solar tiles such as the solar century C21e or Tesla, both look fantastic. However, you can achieve a similar look and get better value in terms of cost and output by choosing a standard integrated solar panel. This is
It is possible to make the solar panels the roof covering. Like the photo below:
Solarcentury offer integrated solar panel systems too. One of which includes the c21e solar tile, a very neat product. It seems more popular these days though to install an integrated panel rather than a tile. The benefits are greater. Such as; you can:
Installing solar panels is a cost-effective way to meet all the minimum renewable energy requirements. Above all, it will also improve your BREEAM score.
There are several legal requirements linked to renewable energy. They apply when building here in the UK. Most will have heard of PART L. Part L is the part of the building regulations that require a new build to be self-sufficient. This is for a minimum of 10% of the consumed electricity onsite. Some councils are asking for more. We have heard of 20% or more, hence the importance of installing panels.
For example, consider building projects within Greater London. The ‘London Plan Consultation’ takes this approach by asking developers to ensure all new buildings generate a minimum of 15% of electricity demand onsite from renewable technology. The recent update states that all development proposals should, quote.
“Make the fullest contribution to
It is worth noting that the BREEAM assessment isn’t a legal requirement. However, your building’s score can be greatly increased in many of the energy categories when installing a solar panel system. Therefore points given will have a huge impact on the overall score. So it’s something to think about.
Here at energy creation, we provide a specialist service in the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of solar panels. Installing solar panels for new build is not only a good way to build, but also a great way to gain points. These points will help satisfy building regulations.