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© Halcrow Group Ltd
Name projectNorth Devon District Council
CountryUnited Kingdom
Year2005-08 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFa├žade - integrated in fixed sunscreens,
Flat roof - mounted & mechanical fixing
PV power total56.6 kWp
LocationBarnstaple, Devon
Latitude/Longitude51°4'53"N 4°3'56.5"W
SummaryThe Southwest Pilot for the Integration of Renewable Energy (SPIRE) is a photovoltaic installation mounted on the roof and south-east and south-west facades of the Annexe to the Civic Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon. The Civic Centre Annexe is owned by Devon County Council (DCC) and is occupied by both the DCC and North Devon District Council (NDDC). It is located in a prominent position on the south bank of the river Taw, and was constructed in stages between the 1960s and 1980s. The buildings have suffered for years from overheating caused in part by the solar gain from the heaving glazed facades. The modules have been designed to provide partial shading from direct sunlight to the windows on the south-west side of the building addition in addition to generating electricity for use in the council buildings. This has assisted in limiting the extent of overheating caused by solar gain in the offices on that side of the building.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv

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