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    Solar:Powerhouse solar array

    This is a 9kW array comprising 28 panels located on the roof of the Osney Lock Hydro turbine house.   Commissioned in 2016, the array’s expected annual generation is around 6,000 kWh per year.  The output is sold alongside the hydro generation output, to the Environment Agency and the national grid.  The installation also benefits from the Small-Scale…
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    Solar:The King’s Centre

    The King’s Centre is a conference centre owned by Oxfordshire Community Churches on the Osney Mead Industrial Estate. It hosts WOCoRe’s first community-owned array.   This 11kW array was installed in 2009 on the roof of the reception building. Its electricity output of around 9,000kWh per year is sold to the centre, and the installation benefits…
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    Solar:South Street

    A 10kW array of solar panels was installed by WOCoRe on social housing owned by Oxford City Council on Osney Island, west Oxford. The tenants benefit from free electricity as a result of the installation. This solar PV array is now owned by Hogacre Common Eco Park and the resulting feed-in tariff provides ongoing income for their…
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    This 50kW solar array was installed on the roof of the Aldi supermarket on Botley Road when it was built in 2010.  It comprises 284 panels and four inverters.   The array is east-facing owing to the design of the roof. Typical annual generation is around 30,000kWh. The electricity is sold to Aldi. The installation benefits from the…
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    Solar:Matthew Arnold

    Operating since 2010, this installation is two separate arrays that between them comprise 540 panels and nine inverters. They have a combined capacity of 100kWp. Matthew Arnold School is off Cumnor Hill, Botley. One array is on the roof of the main school block and the second on the roof of the science block. Typical annual…
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    Solar:The King’s Centre 2

    The King’s Centre 2 is on the larger ‘Cotswold Hall’ roof of the conference centre, and is owned by The King’s Centre itself.  It was installed by WOCoRe in 2011, using grant funding received as part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Low Carbon Community Challenge. At 39kW it is larger than the…
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    Solar:Hogacre Common

    The former Corpus Christi College sports ground, now Hogacre Common Eco Park, is 15 minutes’ walk along the river from Osney Lock. It is leased by the college to WOCoRe and hosts a small wind turbine. The 6kWe Proven turbine has an overall height of 17.5 metres including the 2.5 metre-long blades. WOCoRe oversaw the…
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