Solar Photovoltaic project, Belfast
- Daylight & Sunlight
- Solar PV
We have developed advanced technology and expertise to assess 56 properties in Belfast after winning a research grant for a pilot scheme awarded by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. The results of our assessment hold significant implications for climate change policies and renewable energy strategies, with this pilot project awarded Highly Commended in the Climate Initiative of the Year at the recent Belfast Telegraph Property Awards.
We have now been commissioned for Phase 2 of the project. This involves scaling up to test 25 separate Data Zones across Belfast. This equates to ca.3 Km2 of the city’s rooftops being analysed with great accuracy. Data Zones represent the latest statistical research output geographies related to the 2021 Census.
Phase 2 aims to establish the potential energy generation for each of the Zones, and will determine the size of the system, the number of PV panels, the CO2 reduction the estimated costs and payback period, along with an interactive toolkit to facilitate scenario modelling, panel performance filtering and viability assessment.
Estimating the capacity for Solar PVs in Data Zones will be a vital evidence-based information tool for both the DfE and BCC, in their joint efforts to deliver and promote renewable sources of energy across Belfast.