We were appointed by SSE to prepare and submit applications for Solar Car Ports at two sites in Monmouthshire, supporting renewable energy in Wales. The applications are part of the Monmouthshire County Council Re:fit programme. The Re:fit programme is a procurement initiative for public bodies wishing to implement energy efficiency measures and local energy generation projects on their assets. These measures improve the energy performance of assets. As a result, carbon emissions can be reduced, substantial guaranteed annual cost savings achieved, and income generated.
We are pleased to announce that on the 28th April 2021 planning permission was granted by Monmouthshire County Council for the Solar Car Ports at Chepstow Comprehensive School and at Innovation House, Wales1 Business Park. The array at Chepstow will be capable of generating a total energy production of 114.24kW to serve the energy requirements of Chepstow Comprehensive School and Chepstow Leisure Centre reduce demand from the National Grid. This will supply approximately 16% of the school and leisure centre needs. The arrays at Innovation House will be capable of generating a total energy production of 14.28kW to serve the building and reduce demand from the National Grid. The units would supply approximately 11% of Innovations House’ existing demand.
The developments forms part of the Council’s Climate and Decarbonisation Strategy (2019) which seeks to reduce the Council’s carbon emissions to zero by 2030. One of the main objectives within the Climate and Decarbonisation Strategy is ‘Renewable Energy: Speed up the move from fossil fuels to renewable energy’.
At ethical partnership we are proud to support schemes like those in Monmouthshire and assist in the move from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Hopefully we can share some photos of the finished car ports in due course, so please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date with the progress!