With years of experience in Essex and beyond, you may have already seen one of our installations.
Below is a selection of projects of which we are particularly proud. Of course, every project is important to us, but we want to provide you with a sample of the boundless possibilities we can deliver.
PROJECT: Alberta House, Streamlight, Poplar, London.
DETAILS: 133 homes over 3 blocks. 5Kwp PV system, Schuco.
CLIENT: Swan Housing Group.
We were asked to provide a solution for mounting, a 5Kwp photovoltaic system to the roof of this 24 storey block.
This roof is at a height above 80 metres and finished in standing seam, zinc profiles. Using our extensive database of approved suppliers we sourced a mounting system capable of withstanding the high wind loadings at this height and also provided the client with a manufacturer backed warranty. This project required integration between our design and fitting teams and the roofing contractor ensuring a trouble free installation whilst addressing all concerns and advice from the roofing and mounting system manufacturers.
PROJECT: Phase 4C Bermondsey South, Bermondsey, Lewisham, London Borough of Southwark.
DETAILS: 146 new homes. 71.3Kwp Schuco modules.
CLIENT: London & Quadrant Housing Association.
The Eco Team's involvement in this very large housing scheme included the design, supply and installation of the photovoltaic requirements for Phase 4. This project consisted of multiple PV arrays on both the blocks and houses, and required mounting systems for flat green roofs, pitched, tiled roofs and standing seam, zinc, pitched roofs.
Main contractor feedback to The Eco Team commented on their ability for maintaining fitting schedules, liason with site management and other trades, and the quality of the service from design to completion. The Eco Team are currently working with the contractor at design stage on other upcoming projects.
PROJECTS: Former Middlesex University - Cat Hill Campus
DETAILS: New build homes for private, rental and shared ownership.
Consisting of 231 properties with 6 blocks of flats and multiple houses.
Client: London and Quadrant Housing Association
These properties were built to a high specification and required an aesthetically pleasing PV installation on the visible pitched roofs of the houses.
The clients design team were happy with the use of all black, monocrystalline modules that complimented the black, slate roof finish. Ballasted, flat roof mounting systems were used, to integrate with the brown roof finish on the blocks.
PROJECT: Century House, Bermondsey, London.
DETAILS: New build homes, consisting of 154 apartments, with a PV requirement of 82.89 Kwp.
CLIENT: London & Quadrant Housing Association.
The original PV specification for this project required approximately 74Kwp, with an inclination of 30 degrees and a southerly orientation. The Eco Team worked with the clients design team at an early stage and verified that insufficient roof space was available for this option. Minimum spacing between the modules would be inadequate to provent major shading, therefore greatly lowering the systems yields. The Eco Team opted for a high density east/west system, this saw tooth design allowed minimum spaces between the modules without shading issues. Due to this system not being south facing an uplift in output was required, but made meeting the expected PV yields viable.
PROJECTS: Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London.
DETAILS: Mixed Tenure Scheme New Build Homes and Commercial Units; 215 Private, 32 Shared Ownership, 72 Rental. 22 Kwp Shuco 215w Modules, Brown Roof Mounting.
CLIENT: A2 Dominion.
The renewable energy design specification, requested a 22Kwp photovoltaic system mounted at 10 degrees on the flat brown roof of block B. The prefered option was a weighted, non-roof penetrating mounting system to keep costs low and eliminate weak points in the water barrier. The Eco Team designed a system utilizing gravel already specified for the brown roof as ballast, thereby reducing costs further. This array design, in conjunction with 2 G59 compliant 3 phase inverters, provided the client with an aesthetic and economic PV package.
POJECT: Crayford Town Hall, Crayford, London.
DETAILS: 180 new homes, library, restaurant, health centre and shops. 29.4Kwp Schuco PV System.
CLIENT: Gallions Housing Association.
The photovoltaic requirement for this project consisted of 29.4Kwp of Schuco modules to be fitted across 3 blocks. The modules were mounted on bespoke, galvanised steel, feature upstands on the flat green roofs.
The Eco Team carried out the design and layout of the PV system in conjunction with Pinnacle ESP (building services consultants), from an early stage to ensure the correct sizing for the manufacture of the feature upstands, and the provision of adequate space for the neccessary plant. This process led to a quick and trouble free installation.
PROJECT: Eltringham Street Wansworth London
DETAILS: 139 new build apartments, private, rental & shared ownership.
CLIENT London & Quadranr Housing Association
Built on a former council depot in Wandsworth, this project comprised 6 blocks of apartments with landscaped gardens and underground carpark.
The PV requirement of 62.5Kwp was reached using a 10 degree ballasted mounting system. A percentage of the proposed gravel roof covering was incorperated into the weight requirement of the mounting system, to keep costs to a minimum, without affecting the integrity of the PV system.
PROJECT: New Build Framework, Greenwich, London.
DETAILS: Multiple PV Systems, Schuco.
CLIENT: London Borough of Greenwich.
Disused wasteland and garages have been put back into good use through Greenwich Councils framework for new local authority housing.
The Eco Team, working with Schuco, provided photovoltaic systems for a number of projects on phase 2 helping the local authority meet building code level 4 on their new housing stock. Weathered upstands were constructed by the roofing contractor on the green roofs, enabling mechanical fixing of the PV mounting frames and modules.
All design of the PV systems, to meet the required renewable requirements was carried out by The Eco Team.
PROJECT: High Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire.
DETAILS: 41 No Apartments, 18Kwp TET modules.
CLIENT: Village Homes.
This project required a 10% reduction in energy usage to be met with renewables. Photovoltaics were chosen due to the greater financial returns over other technologies via the "Feed in Tariff". Due to the roof being a traditional wooden design a light weight solution was needed. The client also insisted on a non-penetrating mounting system to lower the risk of leaks. Ballasted, lightweight mounting systems do not ordinarily go hand in hand, meaning the use of a more expensive, specialist system was required. The Eco Team selected an interlocking, aerodynamic system, built for this purpose and requiring much lower ballast compared to its rivals. The speedy installation time offered by this design went some way to off-setting the higher initial cost, thereby offering a cost effective solution.
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