The Council are proposing to install 236 solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Millmead. Each of thses cells at maximum power can produce circa 300W of power so about 70Kw. A significant amount of power, although not 70Kw , will be generated.
The council have stated in their application that:-
Climate change is the greatest threat to mankind and the government recognised the threats by enacting the Climate Change Act 2008. This act imposes stringent emission on Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
The Act has two main aims:
A - improve carbon management, helping the transition towards a low carbon economy in the UK.
B - demonstrate UK leadership internationally, signalling we are committed to taking our share of responsibility for reducing global emissions in the context of developing negotiations on a post – 2012 global agreement at Copenhagen in December 2009.
The civic centre as a public building, is used by the community generally for Council Services and community groups. The addition of the solar panels will reduce electricity demand of the Council building and reduce it’s CO2 footprint.
Solar photovoltaic panels offer one of the best investments in terms of payback and in terms of disruption to the site.
Full details can be found on planning application 20/P/01578
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