|BI PV Project Summary|
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|Name project||Eden Project Education Centre|
|Year||2005-07-22 (Start operation date)|
|PV application||Inclined roof - mounted,|
Façade - integrated in fixed sunscreens
|PV power total||30.4 kWp|
|Location||Bodelva Pit, Cornwall|
|Summary||The award-winning Eden Project has been one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist attractions since it opened in March 2001. The remit of the site is to promote the understanding and responsible management of the relationship between plants, people and resources to create a sustainable future for all.
The design of the Education and Resource Centre ('The Core') is inspired by plant formations, created by world-leading architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.
The Core has taken two years to construct at a cost of £15 million. Major sponsors included the Millennium Commission Lottery, South West Regional Development Agency, and the European Regional Development Fund via Objective One.
The Core demonstrates the use of solar energy in combination with complicated architecture and how standard PV panels can be incorporated within complex structures to deliver a highly aesthetic, practical solution. Despite the challenge of The Core’s intricate design, the PV was fully installed within the project's build programme.|
|Keywords||(bipv) building integrated pv, education|