HBS secures residential solar, storage and EV charging installation deal in Hampshire

HBS secures residential solar, storage and EV charging installation deal in Hampshire

Published: 15 Dec 2020, 14:11

77 homes will be fitted with solar PV systems in the Dukes Quarter development. Image: Taylor Wimpey

Renewables installation company HBS New Energies is to supply an array of clean energy systems for up to 77 residential properties under construction in Hampshire.

The project will see solar PV panels, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed as part of property firm Taylor Wimpey’s Prince Phillip Park development in Bordon, Hampshire. A joint venture was formed in 2015 by Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Regeneration to turn a former army barracks into the 2,400 home development with educational, leisure and health facilities.

77 homes out of 190 within the Dukes Quarter area of the development will be fitted with systems ranging between 2.1kWp and 2.4kWp, which will be connected to a hybrid inverter and a 4.5kWh storage system. HBS New Energies added that it will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging points where specified by the property developer.

James Bull, HBS New Energies’ managing director, said the new solar-plus storage scheme would be “the largest in the housebuilding industry”, and would help the property firm develop low carbon, energy efficient homes “that are fit for the future”.

HBS New Energies has secured a series of residential and small-scale solar partnerships as more businesses have prioritised lowering carbon emissions across their operations. The group signed an exclusive solar PV and EV charging deal with Bewley Homes earlier this month for a housing development in Send, Surrey.

Last year, Legal & General selected HBS New Energies to deliver roof integrated solar PV for a sustainable housing development Buckler’s Park in Berkshire. That agreement saw solar panels installed on 37 homes, with sizes ranging from 2.4kWp to 4.2kWp for houses, and 2.4kWp to 4.6kWp for apartment blocks. Before that, the solar installer landed a contract to install close to 800kWp of solar across roughly 200 new homes in Oxfordshire.

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