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WATCH: Guernsey Electricity caught solar panel installation on time-lapse

WATCH: Guernsey Electricity caught solar panel installation on time-lapse

Monday 28 May 2018

WATCH: Guernsey Electricity caught solar panel installation on time-lapse


Guernsey Electricity has installed hundreds of roof mounted solar panels at the power station on Northside, Vale, and it caught the work on a timelapse video.

The largest solar array in the Channel Islands is now in position thanks to the joint project between the utility firm and The Little Green Energy company.

Planning permission for the 100KW solar array was given in November 2017. The work to install the array commenced in February 2018 and completed in late March 2018.  

In the first 50 days, the panels generated enough energy to provide either seven average homes with heat, light and power for a whole year or drive for 100,000 miles in an electric vehicle.

Guernsey Electricity said the solar array contributes towards its commitment to the environment through low-carbon and sustainable energy.

"As well as offering the opportunity to lower emissions, this renewable energy development will benefit all islanders because it feeds solar energy directly into Guernsey’s electricity network," said Alan Bates, Guernsey Electricity's Chief Executive. "Every customer can be proud to say that a small proportion of their energy consumption is locally and renewably sourced."

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"Guernsey Electricity continues to consider how advances in technology can benefit the island as a whole, and installing the solar array is an opportunity for us to see the impact first hand of renewable energy," added Mr Bates.

Guernsey Electricity’s Head of Energy Solutions, Vince Smith, said: ‘Our own commercial installation team working with The Little Green Energy Company was a great success. We had the right team, with the right skills, to deliver the work to a tight deadline."

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