Reading Community Energy Society is delighted to announce the installation of a solar array on the roof of the new School of Art building at Reading University. The array has a peak power of 73 kWp which, when working at full capacity for just 1 hour, will produce enough electricity to power a typical UK home for 9 days.
The new installation boosts Reading Community Energy Society’s total solar capacity on roofs across Reading by more than 10%, to over 600 kWp energy.
As well as our solar panels, the newly refurbished building also features other sustainability initiatives including bicycle parking, extra windows for natural light, and a renewable energy heating system fed from a nearby Energy Centre on campus.
The School of Art building also has a purpose-built gallery space for student artwork, as well as workshops, studios and a visitor space.
Reading Community Energy Society continues to work with other local building owners on future solar installations and will be looking to launch another share offer soon, particularly encouraging locals to invest in the scheme.