Norse Energy is working with one of the biggest independent care providers in the UK to deliver a funded solar panel solution across a number of its care homes.
The Barchester Group, which supports more than 11,000 people in over 200 care homes, will receive all the generated electricity produced by the photovoltaic (PV) panels free of charge.
Norse Energy will operate and maintain the equipment for 20 years, and over the life of this arrangement the array is set to generate significant energy, costs and carbon savings to Barchester, whilst Norse Energy will collect the Feed-in-Tariffs to repay its investment in the scheme.
The first installation took place at Windmill Manor care home in Surrey, with a number of additional care homes in the pipeline for installation in the coming weeks.
Surveying, project management and contact administration services have been provided by Norse Energy’s sister company HamsonJPA.
At a handover meeting at Windmill Manor, Ben Collard, Energy and Environment Manager at Barchester Group, expressed his thanks to the project team and the benefits the scheme will bring to his organisation:
“I’m delighted we have been able to install a 47 kWp solar photovoltaic array at Windmill Manor. This project was a joint collaboration between ourselves, Norse Energy, principal contractor Cenergist and the installer Sunspirit Solar.
This scheme very much fits within the Barchester strategy of reducing our impact on the environment and, wherever possible, generating energy from renewable sources. We expect to produce over 40,000 units of green electricity each year, all of which will be used by our care home.”
Pictured: Norse Energy Director Paul Cockaday (centre) with Ben Collard of Barchester Group (right) and Michael Parkinson, Financial Director of Cenergist (left)