The Treehugger published an article about a 900 year old house of worship which goes green and became first zero carbon church in Britain.
Many people claim that cloudy climate from Britain do not justify the effort to use solar power in the area. This church was insulated and this effort is very important on the way of using any kind of renewable energy.
On the long term effort of England’s Church to go green they are trying to use the plenty of south facing roof space for solar power. This is explained by the position of buildings on a traditionally east –west axis which gives the high opportunity to use solar power.
Ecotricity the renewable energy provider claims more than 100 churches that have gone on solar power in South West of England due to their support.
This case was used a biomass boiler for heat and a solar system on the roof supplied by Kyocera. As they claim the church “is now running on 100 percent renewable energy ” and their explanations are as follows: “The 12th century building is now powered entirely by renewable energies. The solar energy is generated with 24 Kyocera solar modules — with a total output of 3.12kW — which are installed on the roof of the church. With over 35 years of experience in the industry Kyocera’s solar technology guarantees exceptional module performance and durability. Moreover, the modules were carefully installed to meet strict regulations concerning historical buildings by using a special ladder system that did not adversely affect the structure of the building or its visual appearance.”