TQ2081 : Installation of solar PV in North Acton - access tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Installation of solar PV in North Acton - access tower
Installation of solar PV in North Acton - access tower
The first stage of installation was erection of an access tower.
Installation of solar PV panels

This series of photographs shows the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a semi-detached house. The job was completed in one day by two electricians working inside, and two installers working on the tiled roof. The first stage on the roof is installation of support bars, so there is an air space between the solar panels and the tiles. The panels are installed and their DC output taken through into the loft, where an inverter produces AC. The cable from the inverter goes down through the house to the meter cupboard, where a generation meter and isolating switches are installed. The contractor was Treadlighter Ltd, chosen on a recommendation in Which? Local; they employed Ecovolt to install the panels. The system has a rated peak output of 2.4 kW; on the first day of operation, at the end of September, the peak output was 1.84 kW. A display unit connected by Bluetooth to the inverter shows the history of generation. One thing this showed was the major impact of any shadow; as the shadow of the chimney came onto the panels at 4 pm the power output dropped suddenly.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 September, 2011
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8163 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2469N 0:16.0318W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8162
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