Six community PV installations have now been completed
Following the completion of community solar panel installations at Martinstown Village Hall in March, Salway Ash Village Hall in April and Osmington Village Hall in May, Dorset Community Energy has now completed the 3 larger PV installations on the roofs of Dorchester Middle School, The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester and the roof of the Sports Hall at Lytchett Minster School near Wimborne.
The share offer in June was over-subscribed, raising £190,000 of community investment in 4 weeks, resulting in refunds for all share applications over £3,700. Following the share offer, it was important to complete the 3 school solar PV installations during the August holiday when there are no pupils on-site. The installers Chris Rudge Renewables and Dorset Energy Solutions are to be congratulated in completing the installations to a very high standard within the deadline, despite the heavy rain in the latter half of August.
The Dorset Community Energy secretary and directors were also kept busy ensuring the legal side of the solar roof rental agreements were completed and ready for signature at the time of the installations.
The final step is registration of the 3 school solar PV installations for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) with Good Energy, which will be completed in early September.
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