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Lessons learned from community-based microgeneration projects: The impact of renewable energy capital grant schemes

Lessons learned from community-based microgeneration projects: The impact of renewable energy capital grant schemes

by M Munzinger, K S Venkataramanan, S Pester, D Forward and K Jordan (05-Jan-2012)


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Book Description

This report presents lessons learned from government-funded renewable energy schemes using solar PV and solar thermal technologies, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and wood-fuelled boilers in schools, colleges and community buildings. Key issues investigated include: community engagement, grant process, installation, specification, operation and performance. The nine case studies provide an overview of the benefits of the installations, the issues surrounding project implementation and how to ensure the system performs in line with the specification.



Executive summary

Acknowledgements and abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 UK renewable energy market

Policy background

Impact of grant schemes

3 Case studies

Overview of lessons

Case study 1: Biomass boiler installation, Harpenden Scout Hut, Hertfordshire

Case study 2: Solar PV and solar thermal, Overstone School, Wing, Buckinghamshire

Case study 3: Solar PV and wind turbine, Ruskin Mill College, Gloucestershire

Case study 4: Solar PV and ground source heat pump, Angmering Community Centre, Sussex

Case study 5: Solar thermal and wood-fuelled boiler, Sunningdale Parish Council, Berkshire

Case study 6: PV and solar thermal, Eastington Community Centre, Gloucestershire

Case study 7: Solar thermal, PV and wind turbine, Eastchurch Primary School, Kent

Case study 8: Wood-fuelled boiler, St Paul’s Church, Gulworthy, Devon

Case study 9: Wind turbine, Winscombe Woodborough County Primary School, Somerset

4 References, further reading and further information

A4 40pp

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