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Wolvey Village Hall, Solar Panel PV Installation

Project Green Energy was finally completed in May, pretty much on schedule for both cost and project time scales. In fact the power generation part of the project by the use of renewable sources was generating power and selling it to the national grid in April. 

In the first month we have generated 540 units with an income of over £240. Project Green Energy is the name given to the collective actions taken to reduce the carbon footprint created by the Village Hall.  The other part of the project, to use less energy in the running of the Hall, will show benefits during the colder months ahead. 

At the centre of the village, the Hall is extensively used all the year round with approx 20 different groups using the facilities and we expect that these groups will benefit from the project as well as the environment. 

In 2010 the Hall committee commissioned an audit carried out by actonenergy to understand areas of opportunities there may be to reduce energy consumption.  The primary areas highlighted for improvement were the old inefficient oil boiler and the loft insulation thickness.  The old oil boiler is no more, having now been replaced by a Gas boiler and the loft insulation is now boosted to10inch thick. 

Looking at the power generating part of the project, this is a project that took less than 2 days to install and will provide an income through continuous power generation for 25years.  What has physically been done to the Village Hall is to fix 22 Solar PV panels to the south facing roof, and it is these that convert the solar light into energy

We are very grateful to various organisations for the grant support we have received:

  • The work was funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Community Sustainable Energy Programme CSEP.              
  • With additional funding from the Wolvey Village Hall Foundation.

This has been a very interesting and valuable project with plenty of further potential within the village.

An open evening in the Village Hall on June 22 gave Wolvey residents a chance to discuss with installers and the Village Hall Committee the work that has been carried out.

Project Green Energy Picture Gallery

To view Pictures of the Solar Panel Installation;
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To view Pictures from the Open Evening;
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View Slide Show;
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