June 2019 performance
Conditions in April - June 2019 have been favourable to the generation of electricity from solar PV. The county council is completing the School PV installations which were pre-accredited for the Government’s Feed in Tariff subsidy before it closed. The team is also examining the potential for new PV systems to be installed alongside battery energy storage systems.
March 2019 performance
In total we have generated 8710 Mw of electricity in the year. This is slightly under where we expected to be by 431 kw . This is due to Westhampnett solar farm commissioning being significantly delayed because of issues with the main contractor going into liquidation and also issues with the site.
December 2018 performance
The schools PV installation programme continues apace with the ambition of installing 70 systems on schools by the end of the financial year. Westhampnett solar farm is now live and generating energy. This should be reflected in generation activity in quarter 4.
September 2018 performance
The figure for energy generation is 2,292 megawatts for this quarter.
This is behind where we expect to be as the Westhampnett solar farm project has been delayed due to contractor issues. However it should be connected to the grid and up and running within the next week.
June 2018 performance
We are continuing to install solar PV through our successful schools programme and Westhampnett solar farm will be connected to the gird the week of 13th August.
March 2018 performance
The annual total is: 6272.3 MWh
This is a 2% increase on last year.
January 2018 performance
2016/17 = 6,093.8MWh
2017/18 = 6,272.3MWh
There was a 14% reduction in the number of sunshine hours recorded in this period. Solar PV sometimes over performs and sometimes under performs depending on weather conditions, shading and invertor replacements. This is expected and is the explanation for the slightly lower than expected output.
Quarter 3 - December 2017 performance
Our first batch of new school installations (x3) was completed in Sept. Our second batch will begin in 2 weeks and will be finished by mid-March (x9 schools). Westhampnett solar farm will be live on 8th Feb and we have 6 new sites in our pipeline for development over the next 2 financial years (up to 19/20). Feasibly studies are getting underway at these sites.