Uckfield residential home aims to generate its own electricity

Update on Sunday, February 20, 2011: This planning application has been approved by Wealden Council.

Plans have been submitted for 17 energy-saving photo voltaic panels and two solar hot water panels to be installed on the roof of the Thornbury Residential Home for the Elderly in Hempstead Road, Uckfield.

The PV panels would contribute towards energy consumption within the building and feed any excess electricity back into the Grid.

The solar panels would contribute towards a supply of hot water to the building.

The photo voltaic panels would be added in two banks, each sized 1640 x 994mm projecting above the roof by 46mm.

The two solar panels would be in one bank, each sized 2375 x 990mm with a projection of 120mm.

Documents with the planning application say Thornbury is a substantial two-storey property.

The panels would be

on the south and east-facing roof slopes not only for efficiency purposes but also to reduce any visual impact on neighbours and the street scene.

The PV panels are constructed using textured glass within a silver anodised aluminium frame with white backing sheet. The solar panels are built using hot water tubes and aluminium framework.

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