MAC Goes Solar

23/11/2011 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Community energy, Solar power | Leave a comment

I am delighted to hear that the MAC Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park has got planning permission for its new array of solar panels to meet some of the centre’s electricity demand from the Sun. Installation is due in December, hopefully before the Feed In Tariff payment rate takes a step down.

Already up and running is the solar roof array on St Mary’s parish church in the centre of Moseley. They say that 3,000 kilowatt hours have been generated this summer, after their long battle to get planning permission. This will offset some of their electric heating More Details here. The Hamza mosque on Church Road also has a new solar roof, sending clean electricity to the area.

Hamza Mosque solarThese are the kind of schemes that surely deserve the special ‘community tariff’ which the government is talking about in its Review of the Feed In Tariff details here.

We all have to ‘get a move on’ in the progress towards clean energy, as the World Meteorological Organisation reports that burning of fossil fuels is behind greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere being at their highest ever See Their Report


A Season of Sunshine

07/11/2011 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Community energy, Solar power | Leave a comment

Well done to Balsall Heath Church Centre for generating plenty of clean electricity on their roof from the sun and feeding much of it into the local grid for the neighbourhood to use. There is a great display, showing how much has been generated every month at this link

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