In this case, that means 6kw of PV generation for each apartment and 4 kw of landlord’s generation for each of the two blocks. The net effect of this is that over the course of a year the flats generate more energy than they use!
The extent of PV provided on this project sets it apart from the norm. Not only this every apartment has the PV fed into its own supply and is provided with battery storage to maximise the utility of collected energy. Space allocation and close coordination were paramount in achieving a workable solution on-site, and for ongoing maintenance.
The developer Miracles by Design has taken a holistic view of the project, striving also to reduce embodied carbon in the construction materials. For example, the concrete used for the foundations is a net-zero formulation, based on materials used and used for the first time in the UK, thermal insulation is formed from sustainable wood fibre.