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Kidderminster firm Eco2Solar installs new systems for free

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Kidderminster solar energy specialist Eco2Solar donated its time free to install new systems at Northfield Ecocentre.

Kidderminster solar energy specialist Eco2Solar donated its time free to install new systems at Northfield Ecocentre.

It has been working with the Birmingham-based charity to help reduce carbon emissions at its base.

Eco2Solar has installed two solar PV systems at the ecocentre, which is well-known for its work within the community promoting practical ways to protect the environment.

The installation will be used as an educational resource to show local residents how they can use solar technology to reduce their carbon footprint .

The project involved the installation of pitched-roof and flat-roof solar systems.

The pitched-roof comprises of six Schuco 190-MS-05 190 watt panels and one SMA sunnyboy 12000 inverter donated by builders merchant, E H Smith. To complement this, Eco2Solar also installed one Solion Sunmount flat-roof solar system with five REC 240-PE 240 watt panels and one SMA Sunnyboy 1200 inverter.

Both systems are expected to produce more than 1,923kWh of "green" energy every year and save over 3,527kg of carbon annually – the equivalent of a small family car's annual journeys of 10,000 miles.

Electricity generated will be used on site, helping the centre to cut carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. The money saved will be invested in the many community projects run by the centre, including Northfield's Orchards which aims to plant 1,400 trees by spring 2013.

Owned by The Central England Area Quaker Meeting, Northfield Ecocentre is expected to generate £404 in tax-free income from the Government-backed Feed in Tariff scheme.

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