Church 900 Years Old goes 100% Renewable


Kyocera Corporation announced that the company has supplied its solar modules for a flagship project for renovating old buildings using solar energy at the roughly 900-year-old St. Michael and All Angels Church in Withington, England. The country’s first “zero carbon church” has a solar power generating system using Kyocera modules which supplies CO2-neutral electricity; as well as a biomass-powered boiler system providing environmentally friendly heat.

The solar energy is generated with 24 Kyocera solar modules — with a total output of 3.12kW — which are installed on the roof of the church. With over 35 years of experience in the industry Kyocera’s solar technology guarantees exceptional module performance and durability. In addition to the solar installation, an environmentally friendly biomass-powered boiler system was installed — which provides CO2-neutral heat. 

The renovation of the church followed both an ecologically and economically sustainable concept.  The pioneering project will serve as a reference project for the sustainable renovation of other historical buildings. Churches were built on east/west axis and therefore the south facing side is prime for solar energy. In South West England, 100 church have gone solar and 300 other churches/school institutions are in the process of going green.

via Kyocera