BLAVATNIK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
33.35kW SOLAR PV SYSTEM
Project: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Installed: October 2015
System size: 33.35kW
Panels: 102 x Sunpower 327 panels
Inverters: 2 x SMA 6000TL, 1 x SMA 7000TL and 1 x SMA 10000TL
Mounting system: Wagner Tric-F
Annual system output: 29,881 kWh
Annual CO2 savings: 13,700 kg
Our client, a tier one mechanical and electrical contractor, had the requirements of BREEAM rating of Excellent and an EPC rating of A for this project. To help achieve this target we installed a 33.35kW solar PV system, split across the fourth and sixth floors of the building.
The split-level circular design of the building posed a number of challenges with the panel layout and shading issues from the higher roof. We worked closely with the client to ensure the system worked both technically but also aesthetically, as parts of the system are overlooked by a roof terrace.