Belmont Intermediate School- 5 kW

Twenty solar photovoltaic (pv) panels have been arrayed onto the gymnasium hall roof in a partnership between the school and Genesis Energy's Schoolgen educational programme. This adds up to 5 kilowatts of power generation capacity which over the course of the year is expected to contribute upwards of 6000 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year to the school. Almost all of this solar generated electricity will be consumed immediately within the school and will help ease the schools energy bills. 

The solar panels are now operational- live graphs of solar and grid consumption are available below !

The interactive graph below shows the electricity generation from the school PV array - you choose how much detail you would like to see. Now you can view the schools electricity imported from the grid in real-time and see the percentage supplied by solar for any time period selected.

5 kW solar PV system. Student roll ~560.

Direction of panels: Due North. Pitch of the panels: ~15 degrees.
















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*running continuously for 1 month
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*running continuously for 1 month
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