Thameswey’s solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are located on a range of public, community and residential buildings throughout the borough of Woking. These include schools, community centres, sheltered housing, shopping centres and local authority tenants’ flats. In total we have over 1,800 kWp of PV installed which cover an area equivalent to approximately 50 tennis courts. Our installations can generate enough renewable electricity to power a laptop computer in every household in the Borough, or enough renewable electricity to meet the entire average annual electricity demand of 460 households in Woking.
As a pioneer of PV installations on public buildings, our first PV arrays were installed on a number of Woking Borough Council’s buildings over 10 years ago. These include Brockhill sheltered housing and the Vyne community centre. The inclusion of solar PV panels in the canopy at Woking railway station has created one of the most distinctive landmarks in the borough.
Most of our solar installations comprise PV panels fitted over roof tiles, although we have also used solar roof slates on a development of 12 new homes at Brookwood Farm.
In 2011 Thameswey joined forces with Total Gas and Power to set up Thameswey Solar Limited, a new joint venture company dedicated to the installation and management of new PV. Thameswey Solar has installed PV on a number of key buildings including Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Borough Council’s Civic Offices, Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres and a number of local schools.
For more information on Thameswey’s low carbon and renewable energy businesses visit the Thameswey Group website.