CEB added another solar array in 2020, helping to further the decarbonise the electricity supply in Birmingham. We put 30 kilowatts of panels onto the Castle Vale Stadium, which mostly exported to the local grid, since the pandemic meant the building had to be closed.
All the 6 buildings together in 2020 generated 74, 654 kilowatt hours of zero carbon electricity. This is 70% more electricity than CEB was generating in 2018, before the Castle Vale arrays.
The cumulative total since the first array in 2012 has been 300,500 kwh or 300 megawatt hours.
Looking at carbon dioxide savings, the current grid average is 231 grams/ kwh, so we can calculate that at least 69 tonnes of carbon dioxide has been saved since 2012
We expect our panels to last at least 20 years, probably more…