A solar powered house will be the first house in the UK to be constructed by the Zedge Group as it builds on its £10m investment in solar energy and the solar power company’s first commercial production.
Zedge’s solar power project will be located in the Hertfield, Berkshire, region of Greater London, which has been home to a small solar plant since 2006.
The solar plant, which generates electricity for the local council, is now being converted into a £10.5m solar power plant with an installed capacity of more than 1MW.
Zuneq, which is based in the U.K., will be built by the group with help from Hertburnshire Council.
The company’s solar energy is sourced from renewable sources, including hydropower and wind power, and it has a goal to use 50% of its energy supply to meet local demand.
The Hertstone solar power station, which generated 1,500MW of power, will be able to supply 1,000 homes with solar power in the next six months.
The solar power system is being designed by Zedge in partnership with Hertston, and the company expects to have its first home built in 2019, with the first customer, a local business, expected to be ready for delivery by the end of 2020.
The company said it expects to generate up to £1.5 million from the solar energy plant, with solar panels producing electricity for around £30 per month, which equates to around £4,500 per year.
The development comes on the back of Zedge’s investment in renewable energy, which saw the group become one of the largest purchasers of wind power in Britain in 2018.
The group’s investment will be used to buy and install solar power systems to power homes, which will also allow the company to use the electricity generated from solar power for local energy conservation and renewable energy.
The group said it had already received more than 10,000 applications for its solar power projects, with many of them from local communities.
It said the first Solar Power Station is expected to supply around 10,800 homes with energy storage, and to help cut the company’s carbon emissions by about one million tonnes per year by 2050.