Evaluating Solar PV for Croydon Council’s Social Housing

Title: Evaluating Solar PV for Croydon Council’s Social Housing
Sponsor: London Borough of Croydon
Sponsor Liaison: Judy Pevan, George Simms, and Carl Taylor
Student Team: Michael Burns, Ryan Bussett, Stephen Diamond, Eduardo Fernandez
Abstract: This report, prepared for the Department of Adult Services, Health and Housing in Croydon, London, evaluated the feasibility of retrofitting Croydon’s social housing stock with photovoltaic arrays. Analysis of the houses and the economic incentives available to Croydon Council and tenants led to the creation of a model that predicts the economic value of photovoltaic systems. Tenant questionnaires revealed a strong level of support for potential solar panels as a method of lowering their rising energy bills. The final business case submitted to Croydon Council recommended several solar photovoltaic investment options for the council.
Link: http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-042513-050017/