Brockwell Yard is an ideally located development of seven sustainable flats in the Tulse Hill area of South London. It consists of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and is positioned less than a minute’s walk from Tulse Hill station.
SNRG was engaged by primary contractor BuildLEC to design and deliver a solar solution for the apartments.
Traditionally there have been two options to enable apartments with solar:
- Multiple individual solar panels, cable runs and inverters for each connected apartment. This is typically cost-prohibitive and complicates the build programme.
- A single solar array and inverter connected to the landlord supply. This does not provide meaningful benefit to the residents and only marginally reduces the landlord costs, as most of the energy generated is exported, losing >70% of its potential value.
SNRG partnered with Allume Energy to implement a SolShare system, to distribute renewable power generation from a single solar array and inverter to all seven individual apartment MPANs ( i.e. behind the meter).
This was the first installation in the UK to use this type of technology. Systems like this have previously been rolled out to over 4,000 apartments across Australia and the US.
The system ensures even distribution of the solar generated over the course of a month, while maximising consumption by sending solar power to where it is most needed on a second-by-second basis.
Since commissioning in April 2022, the system has:
- Reduced Grid Electricity Consumption by an average of 18%
- Reduced Carbon Emissions by 29%
- Reduced Residents’ Electricity Bills by £134 to £233 (15% to 28%)
- SAP point improvement of 5-7