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Name projectNational Marine Aquarium
CountryUnited Kingdom
Year2004-05 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated
PV power total29.8 kWp
LocationPlymouth, Devon
Latitude/Longitude50°22'0.24"N 4°7'54.35"W
SummaryThe National Marine Aquarium is the UK's largest aquarium exhibition area and houses Europe's deepest tank. As well as having a demonstration renewable energy project, the team at the National Marine Aquarium have introduced an exhibit explaining the science and fun behind solar PV schemes. Specially designed ‘gauges’ show how much power is being produced at that precise moment. In addition, a weather station has also been built on the roof of the Aquarium to link with the exhibition. Data from both the solar panels and weather station is accessible at the Aquarium as well as via its website. Fitted into the existing roof lights of the aquarium building, the solar roof covers an area of 216m2 in the heart of the Aquarium. The new panels, incorporating 144 BP Solar PowerGlaz laminates, feed electricity back into the Aquarium’s conventional power supply. Costing nearly £200,000 the project was funded by the DTI, South West Regional Development Agency and the National Marine Aquarium.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv

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