Wembley High Technical College

Photon Energy installed a 105.5 kWp solar PV system at new £12m Wembley High Technical College, working alongside REL Electrical. 

Details of the installation

Photon Energy was awarded the contract, in early 2016, to install 105.5 kWp of solar PV for Wembley High Technology College, working for M&E contractor REL Electrical. ISG were the main contractor for this new purpose-built, £12 million secondary school building, commissioned as part of Brent council’s schools expansion programme.

A total of 356 Bisol 295 Wp monocrystalline modules were mounted to the roof areas of three different blocks using a K2 D-Dome mounting system. Each array was connected to Zeversolar inverters.

In order for the school to monitor the energy output of the solar PV, a three phase energy meter with pulse output was connected to a RiCo display unit.

Wembley High Technical College was designed by Curl la Tourelle Head Architects with the aim of creating a ‘school village’ atmosphere. It comprises three teaching blocks and an energy centre and was designed to achieve an excellent BREEAM rating.

The solar PV is expected to generate 84,040 kWh of electricity and save 50 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Duncan Brewer, Engineering Manager at Photon Energy said:“We were proud to have been chosen to work on this £12m school project, helping them to achieve their renewable energy target.”

Equipment Summary

  • System size: 105.5 kWp
  • PV modules: Bisol 295 Wp
  • Inverters: Zeversolar
  • Mounting System: K2 Systems D-Dome