Kyocera supplies solar modules to Zero Carbon Church in England

Kyocera supplies solar modules to Zero Carbon Church in England

Greentech Lead Europe: Kyocera Corporation has supplied
solar modules to roughly 900-year-old St. Michael and All Angels Church in
Withington, England. The church will renovate its building using solar energy
by utilizing solar power generating system from Kyocera modules.

The 12th century building is powered entirely by renewable
energies. The St. Michael and All Angels Church is the country’s first zero
carbon church with a solar power generating system, which supplies CO2-neutral
electricity and a biomass-powered boiler system providing environmentally
friendly heat.  

Kyocera has deployed 24 Kyocera solar
modules on the roof of the church, which generate a total output of 3.12kW of
clean energy. The modules were installed to meet regulations concerning
historical buildings by using a special ladder system that did not adversely
affect the structure of the building or its visual appearance.

The renovation of the church followed both an
ecologically and economically sustainable concept. In addition to the solar
installation, an environmentally friendly biomass-powered boiler system was
installed which provides CO2-neutral heat. The pioneering project will serve as
a reference project for the sustainable renovation of other historical
buildings.

Kyocera Solar recently joined 
local energy leaders as a Technology Sponsor of the San Diego Gas &
Electric Energy Innovation Center. The Center is designed to be a LEED Platinum
building that will be open to the public and is the embodiment of SDG&E’s
commitment to sustainability and renewable energy design for homes and
businesses.

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