Birmingham’s First Solar Roof on a Church

01/03/2011 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Community energy, Solar power | Leave a comment

Balsall Heath Church Centre now has the first solar roof generating electricity on a church in Birmingham. Congratulations everyone. We believe it to be the first of its kind in the UK. It is thin film, amorphous, flexible and lightweight, stuck directly to the roof membrane beneath. Under that is 120mm of insulation, which should hold heat within the building. 8 kilowatts will be generated in strong sunshine, and the panels should produce some power even in dim light. The ‘feed-in tariff’ for the green electricity payable to the church will help support the day centre for the elderly which is there.
There will be an Open Day to learn more on Saturday 9th April 11am to 3pm – 100 Mary Street B12 9JU I am adding a page which describes the project in more detail
see page


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