Roborough Eco Village is a development of 87 new homes on the outskirts of Plymouth at Bickleigh Down.
Plymouth City Council wanted the development to be an exemplar, with homes designed to emit no carbon dioxide in use, with the measure of zero carbon based on achieving the energy performance of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level Five. Specialist developer Zero C, a subsidiary of Places for People was the housebuilder that rose to the challenge.
The homes were designed with asymmetric roofs, presenting a larger surface area to their sunniest aspect and maximising the available area for the use of solar PV systems which range from 2.75kWp to 6.0kWp per property and fill many roofs from edge to edge. The scheme won Best Sustainable Development at the What Housing? 2018 Awards.
Jonathan Bates, CEO of Photon Energy said:
"We chose Viridian Solar Clearline Fusion roof-integrated solar PV modules for this project as the seamless appearance of the in-roof panels was ideally suited to the modern aesthetic of the homes. "