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Renewable Energy Appraisal

As part of sustainability reporting linked to a planning application for a major health care project, SWEL were asked to undertake a Renewable Energy Appraisal, to deduce the best root to achieving a 20% reduction in emissions, in line with local government policies.

renewable energy appraisalAfter gauging the building likely power requirements, a calculated methodology was used to judge the building power requirements.

Once this was established Insolation values for the project location were combined with various generation efficiency factors to estimate the total area of solar panels that might be needed in this instance.

Emissions factors were used to calculate the savings made from the proposed solar scheme when compared with a mostly fossil fuel derived power source.

The scheme was accepted by the local council and planning permission has now been granted for the prosed development.