EH Smith

CASE STUDIES

Northfield Eco Centre

10 July 2012
Renewable Technology

Northfield Eco Centre : http://www.northfieldecocentre.org/home/2012/07/03/159-ecocentre-gets-solar-panels-
Location : Northfield, Birmingham
Contractors: Eco2Solar

The Northfield Eco-Centre in Birmingham, a charity established in 2009 to help the local community understand how to live a more environmentally responsible manner, has had a PV installation courtesy of EH Smith and Eco2Solar.

The two phase installation, which was donated by EH Smith and installed by Eco2Solar, includes one pitched-roof and one flat-roof solar system; which will enable the centre to demonstrate both type of solar electricity installations to visitors of the centre.

The array is expected to contribute over 1,923kWh of the building’s energy usage each year. This impressive contribution will provide Northfield Eco Centre with £404 in tax-free income each year from Government-backed Feed in Tariff scheme and will save over 3,527kg of carbon annually.

Northfield Ecocentre has had a solar PV panel array kindly donated to them from EHSmith and installed by Eco2Solar which we’re very excited about! Northfield Ecocentre has been working on reducing it’s carbon footprint through using low carbon technologies and encouraging behavior change with its staff, the installation of solar pv panels will help us to further reduce our carbon emissions while at the same time the income generated from the FiT and energy savings will support our community orchard planting program within the Northfield Constituency. We’re extremely grateful for the generous donation of the panels and time from EHSmith and Eco2Solar and look forward to working with them more in the future.

Luke Olly
Assitant Manager
Northfield Eco Centre
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