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Implications of Installation of Solar PV on Properties of Fairfield Housing Co-operative

13 Apr 2012
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Where: K501, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT+1 / BST] (12:00 for lunch)


In October 2011 FHC applied for the approval of a feasibility study to CIC-Start Online to explore the potential of a 10 kW-peak PV facility for one of their Fairfieldbased properties. As a result two Scottish higher education institutions were engaged to complete the above task, i.e. Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Napier University.  This webinar presents the results of those findings.

It is worth mentioning that FHC have obtained a quote from a local PV installer, Sidey who have offered a 41-module installed facility for a total price of £26,316, including 5% VAT.  The present study proposes a triple-string installation with 14 modules in each string. The total number of modules thus required would be 42.  It has been assumed that the Sidey price quote would remain unchanged.  Following the initial shading analysis assessment of three potential properties located in close proximity to FHC office, it was found that the most ideal structure was the roof of the ‘green’ building as it:

  • Faced 10-degree west of south
  • Had a roof slope with the optimally desired value of 45-degree
  • Had only one central chimney of a short height

It is also recommended that three, 4kW inverters are used, one for each string.  This will ensure a better handling of the resource and also any shading issues if they arise.

This webinar presents the details and results of the study, and how the above conclusion was decided - from the different perspectives involved. 


Anila Ahmad, Fairfield Housing Co-operative

Dr Masa Noguchi, The Glasgow School of Art

Prof Tariq Muneer, Edinburgh Napier University


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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