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© Blackpool Council
Name projectBlackpool Solaris Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom
Year2004-08 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - transparent roof
PV power total18.067 kWp
LocationBlackpool, Lancashire
Latitude/Longitude53°47'0"N 3°3'27.56"W
SummaryA derelict seafront solarium in Blackpool has been renovated and refurbished to act as a Regional Centre of Excellence in Environmental Sustainability in the North West of England. Sustainable energy is a key element of the refurbished building with onsite energy generation from a photovoltaic (PV) installation, two wind turbines and a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. This innovative project, which cost a total of £1.75 million, provides a focus and platform for delivering and promoting sustainable development across the tourism, manufacturing, commercial, education and community sectors, both locally and regionally. The wind turbines, CHP and PV system have been sized to provide sufficient energy to power the building totally from renewable resources. The PV array supplies up to 44 per cent of the building’s annual electricity requirements.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv, (PV) transparent modules, case-studies

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