The former home of Manchester City FC has been developed into eco-friendly housing. Maine Place in Moss Side now has one the biggest solar PV systems in the city.
Over 200 panels have been installed on Maine Place's landmark curved roof. These will generate 952,000 kWh of renewable electricity over the next 25 years whatever the Manchester weather. The carbon reduction over quarter of a century will be 500 tonnes. This equates to taking 1,500 cars off the road. The Feed in Tariff should deliver a return of £434,170 over the same period.
A community school is attached to the 330-home development. Jacob Eco Energy installed the solar panels for the project.
Managing director Chris Franks said: “This was a major installation, which required our specialist knowledge of construction and roofing structures to carry out the installation. As a 'City' fan it was a real privilege to be involved in bringing new life to the site of the former stadium."
Jacob Eco Energy is exhibiting at Greenbuild Expo in Manchester Central from 9th-10th May on stand F5.
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