Kent and Medway NHS Trust

Photon Energy installed a total of 245 kWp of solar photovoltaic at 4 different sites for Kent and Medway NHS Hospital Trust, working alongside Skanska.

Details of the installation

Photon Energy retrofitted solar PV on the pitched roofs of 7 buildings at 4 different sites (as indicated on the map) owned by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. The sites included Littlebrook Hospital (Dartford), Oakwood House (Maidstone), St Martins Hospital (Canterbury) and The Beacon Centre, (Ramsgate). This continues a long track record of securing contracts with the NHS for the installation of renewable energy systems.

Photon Energy conducted detailed site visits and drew up a bespoke risk and method statement for each building. Particular attention was paid to maintaining the building’s operational ability throughout the installation. 

A total of 980 Polycrystalline 250 Wp Bisol modules were installed across the 7 different buildings, generating a total of 253,000 kWh of electricity for the NHS and saving 130 tCO₂ per annum. 

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust provides mental health and social care services for Kent in partnership with Kent County Council. The trust employs 3,318 staff and 228 seconded staff who are located in 83 buildings across 47 sites. 

Rolf Oldach, Director of Photon Energy, said “it was an interesting challenge to utilise different roof areas and roof types on a number of buildings across four sites.  With a target completion date of 31st December 2015 due to Feed-in Tariff cuts, as well as winter setting in, we were very pleased to deliver the project including the FIT application on time”.

Equipment Summary

  • System size: 245 kWp
  • PV modules: Bisol
  • Inverters: Zeversolar
  • Mounting system: K2 Systems/Avasco