SunGift Energy has installed a 140.5kW solar rooftop array on behalf of the University of Exeter, a project completed without the need for subsidy. The array comprises more than 500 panels and covers 800 square metres of the university’s sports hall roof. It’s expected to generate just shy of 125,000kWh of power each year, all of which will be used on-site. Speaking to Solar Power Portal, SunGift’s Gareth Walton explained that the campus is served by a single MPAN. This means that only a single PV installation can claim the feed-in tariff, with one such system having already been installed. The main driver for this second, follow-up installation, Walton added, had been that PV prices had dropped to such an extent that the system made sense economically without subsidy support.
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