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Devizes School solar PV project


Devizes School logo

 

Devizes School is located to the south of Devizes town centre between Southbroom Road (A360) and Nursteed Road (A342).

Devizes Scool

200 solar panels, with a 50kWp total generation capacity, have been installed on the flat roof areas of the two large, linked teaching blocks (the Science Block and the Applied Learning Centre), which are in the centre of the aerial view of the School shown on the right - the installation went live on 1st November 2014.

As can be seen the two teaching blocks have an unobstructed, open aspect to the south-south-east, providing an excellent orientation for solar PV power generation. The installation is expected to generate 44,500kWh of energy and save about 24 metric tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis.

Performance data

The charts available below show the daily power that has been generated in kWh for individual months (new monthly tabs and years will be added as more data is collected). Please note that the 'last' month may not show all the days untill all the data has been collected, which may not be until several days into the 'new' month.

Additional inverter performance data is available here (plus a special display screen can be shown here).

Click a [+] to open up an individual year:
2019 year data
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2018 year data
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click here to see earlier years

Installation details

Devizes School

 

 

 

The image to the left, taken from the south of the building, shows a 'mock up' view of the installed panels that was used as part of the planning application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation started 23rd October '14
Devizes School scaffolding
Scaffolding put up on 23rd Oct 2014
Laying out the panel frames 27th Oct 2014
Laying out the panel frames 27th Oct 2014
Panel frames completed 29th Oct 2014
Panel frames completed 29th Oct 2014
Inverters being installed 29th Oct 2014
Inverters being installed 29th Oct 2014
Performance display panel being installed 29th Oct 2014
Performance display panel being installed 29th Oct 2014
View of East block 30th Oct 2014 - panels being installed
View of East block 30th Oct 2014 - panels being installed
Panel installation underway 30th Oct 2014
Panel installation underway 30th Oct 2014
View of roof from an IT classroom 1st Nov 2014  - all panels installed
View of roof from an IT classroom 1st Nov 2014 - all panels installed
View of East block 1st Nov 2014 - all panels installed
View of East block 1st Nov 2014 - all panels installed
Electrical equipment September 2016
Electrical equipment September 2016
Display panel September 2016
Display panel September 2016
Installation went live 1st November '14
Devizes School performance graphs
screenshot of the KCEL power generation meter monitoring after the first few days of operation

 

Our Devizes based installer, Iddea Limited, produced the short promotional video below of the installation at the School: