Case study of a 22.2kW Solar PV installation

Better Planet has completed a 22.2kW solar PV installation for the University of Hertfordshire.

The project started by Better Planet carrying out a feasibility study for the University determining the optimal location of the panels, taking shading patterns into account. In the tender that followed, Better Planet provided the most competitive price among eight bidders.

The installation was done on the flat roof of the University’s main administration building using 120 modules manufactured by Amerisolar.

As roof penetration had to be avoided, we specified a ballast solution using plastic trays. All the materials were craned to the roof on a Saturday to avoid disruption.

The system is expected to produce over 18,000kWh of electricity and offset more than 7.8 tons of CO₂ per year.