Over the autumn SE24 proceeded with solar PV installations at St Christopher’s Hospice and Dulwich College.
Since our last update, progress was slower than we had hoped and expected. But having overcome each new challenge, we expect to have all the promised installations complete and generating clean, green electricity in time for that beautiful spring sunshine we are all looking forward to.
Here is the latest from each of our locations.
St Christopher’s Hospice, Lawrie Park Road
The main St Christopher’s installation has been generating green electricity since early November. We are so pleased to see all our hard work resulting in some real community benefits (saved money for the hospice) and environmental benefits (saved CO2 emissions).
In 2018 there will be a formal opening of the installation to which all SE24 investors and friends will be invited (hopefully including a sunny rooftop photo opportunity). We will send you an invitation as soon as we agree a date.
There are two separate sites at Dulwich College:
Lord George Building
Our contractors cannot work on this site during term-time, so our first array was installed in the autumn half term (see photo below). The second array and associated electrical works were scheduled for the first week of the Christmas holidays with final commissioning and start of generation in 2018.
Swimming Pool Building
This site is not subject to the same working restrictions as the Lord George Building and our hope had been to start installation in November. However, because of the complexity of the leasing arrangements we did not get sign off until early December. However, we are now on site, the installation process has commenced, and we hope to complete both arrays before Christmas.
This installation should also be commissioned and ready to start generation by spring.
Once all installations are complete we will be able to re-calculate the projections made in the Share Offer document and issue share certificates to investors. .
This is a rooftop view of the first of the two solar PV arrays on the Lord George Building at Dulwich College.