Persimmon Homes - Barkby Thorpe Road

Photon Energy installed 225 kWp of solar photovoltaic (PV) for The Oaks estate, Barkby Thorpe Road, Leicester, for Persimmon Homes.

Details of the installation

Photon Energy installed a total of 225 kWp of solar PV across 83 individual properties at the Oaks Estate, Barkby Thorpe Road, Leicester for Persimmon Homes.

This was a large and complex project requiring involvement from our engineering team for a three year period.

Photon Energy installed different sized PV systems to suit the 9 different styles of home that were designed to be a mixture of social and private housing. The PV system sizes ranged between 1.44 and 5.04 kWp

Each solar PV array was comprised of polycrystalline PV panels, the majority affixed with a K2 roof hooks mounting system.

SMA and Solarmax provided the inverters, with the most appropriate model selected for each location.

Close to 1,000 PV panels and 83 inverters were installed, providing the estate with an annual output of 195,000 kWh of green energy per year and saving of 100 tCO₂.

The Oaks estate off Barkby Thorpe Road, Leicestershire, built by Persimmon Homes, provides a large number of three and four bedroom properties, some backing on to nearby countryside. The Oaks is located near to the village of Thurmaston, approximately 15 minutes drive from Leicester.

Abu Luswata, Senior Engineer of Photon Energy said “this project spanning over three years provided many challenges. We were required to meet the tight deadlines set by Persimmon Homes in accordance with their development programme and coordinate with the schedules of all the other trades on site.”

Equipment Summary:

  • System size: 225 kWp
  • PV modules: LDK and Trina Solar
  • Inverters: SMA and Solarmax
  • Mounting system: K2 Systems and Renusol in-roof