Kyocera Provides PV Batteries for UK's 1st 'Zero-carbon Church'

Mar 11, 2012
Mami Akasaka, Tech-On!
St. Michael and All Angels Church (photo courtesy of Kyocera)
St. Michael and All Angels Church (photo courtesy of Kyocera)
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Kyocera Corp provided its photovoltaic (PV) battery modules for a project to renovate St. Michael and All Angels Church in Withington, the UK.

For the project, biomass power generation (38kW) using wood pellets and PV power generation (3.12kW) were used. Kyocera provided the modules for the PV power generation.

On the roof of the church, 24 units of Kyocera's "KC 130" PV battery module were mounted. The building of the church was completed in 1140 and has a history of about 900 years. To comply with strict regulations on the protection of historic buildings, the modules were carefully installed by using a special ladder.

The church claims that it has become the first "zero-carbon church" in the UK because it can now generate all the electricity needed for its operation from renewable energy sources.