View of the stables
Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that helps city people connect with animals, nature & the environment. Situated on a 4 acre site by the railway lines in north Kentish Town attracts over 29,000 visitors by providing an extensive educational programme to schools, therapeutic riding for people with special needs and farm related activities to local children and families.
Securing a grant from the London Community Energy Fund PUNL, in conjunction with the then farm CEO, Gus Alston, PUNL has developed a project to install an 11.34 kWp PV array on the stables by the entrance with an expected annual output greater than 10 MWh.
Planning permission has been obtained, the District Network Operator (UKPN) has approved the connection, the structural integrity and required strengthening of the barns costed. An innovative display has been designed to advise to visitors the performance of the system and the amount of carbon offset. Currently on site electricity consumption is low (there are plans to develop the site further) and KTCF are currently seeking grants to progress the installation with PUNL technical support.