Clean Energy Ireland begin installation of the PV systems on the Deanrock social housing scheme being delivered by Cork City Council.
The Deanrock landbank has lain vacant since the demolition in 2007 of 108 “eyesore” flats, built in the 1970s by the National Building Agency. The development of the site will provide some much-needed housing stock to the community and has been welcomed by many.
The scheme includes 32 three-bed houses; 24 two-bed houses; four two-bed maisonettes; three two-bed apartments; two four-bed houses; and a community building. They should be ready be the end of next year. Designed by the council’s Architects Department, the Deanrock houses will have an A-energy rating, with top quality insulation, air tightness, and photovoltaic panels to reduce heating and electricity bills for tenants.
Clean Energy Ireland will install a PV system on each unit, varying in size from four panels / 1.1kW to eight panels / 2.2kW. Each system will be roof mounted using the highest quality materials. The PV system has been designed to provide the maximum energy production for the home tenants. The Inverter will be mounted within the attic space of the building.
The entire project will take place over a year as the new phases of the site come onstream. Clean Energy Ireland will work closely with the main contractor to ensure a seamless installation process. Delivering the highest quality service.
ABM Design & Build awarded the contract to Clean Energy Ireland to design, supply and fit the Solar PV systems to lot 2 and lot 4 of Dublin City Councils Rapid Build Housing scheme. The houses are the second phase of rapid build housing announced as an emergency response to the housing crisis. The lots consists of a development of 29 Houses in Drimnagh and a second development of 39 Houses in Finglas. Each House will be supplied with a PV system consisting of an array of PV panels mounted on the roof, a DC/AC Inverter in the loft space wired directly into the electrical distribution board of the building.
Structural engineers have been contracted to undertake the analysis of the structural action of the wind load on the PV array and the mounting components of the PV system. A full analysis was undertaken and the analysis concluded that the mounting system was well within the required parameters of the relevant standards.
Each PV system was installed, tested and commissioned to the highest level and compliance all relevant standards.
The home owner was instructed on the use, maintenance and all other aspects of the system. The home owner is than provided with all the relevant documentation.
The entire project was completed within time and budget.
Since the installation has been completed the homeowner have reported that the energy prices are very low and the houses are very comfortable. The contractors were also extremely satisfied and have awarded further contracts to Clean Energy Ireland to install PV on other developments.
Work finally completed on the first Finglas rapid-build project.
22 houses for homeless families – project which started in Ballymun, Dublin almost a year and a half ago.
Clean Energy Ireland has provided Solar Thermal and Solar PV Panels System, for the newly-built estate at St Helena’s Drive in Finglas.
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