11 June 2012

A sparkle of solar panels


I did ask what was happening to the pavilion in Riverside Drive and, thanks to a comment made by a reader, I learnt that solar panels were being installed and so I made a mental note to go and take a picture of them when the work was finished. And I did.

The surprise is just how many there are. One panel generates about 250W and a typical installation will have 8 or 16 panels, here there are over 100! I presume that they are doing that to sell the electricity back to the grid, either that or it is very very hot in there.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous11 June, 2012

    Suspect you mean that one panel generates around 250 watts (as opposed to 250 Kw). All the same 250w x 100 = 25 Kw in total, which is incredible for one building.

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    1. Yes, that is what I meant and I've corrected the text. Thanks for pointing it out.

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