NICE Installations

NICE first community share offer launched on 3rd March 2015 raised £150k which funded & commissioned the completion of solar pv installations and associated administration of works, registrations etc for 13 N.I. community groups total capacity 130 kW. NICE original projected total capacity as stated in our community share offer document was 114kW – with prudent management NICE we were delighted to have been able to surpass this.  Installations range from 4 kW to 15 kW and were only progressed when all NICE checks and agreement documentation had been completed.

NICE decided to add another phase and launched a second community share offer on 25th April 2016 which successfully raised just over £61k.  This enabled NICE to add a further 5 x 12 kW PV arrays to its portfolio.  The addition of this 60 kW brought NICE solar PV installations for a total of 18 N.I. community groups total capacity 190 kW!

This is a map of the installations NICE installed free-of-charge in phase 1 and phase 2.

In order of completion:-

    1. Mediation Northern Ireland, at 83 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP. Solar pv panels were installed on Mediation NI’s roof in February 2015.  This is a 4kW array.
    2. Chinese Welfare Association, at Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast BT7 1GB. A 12kW solar pv array was installed and went live at Chinese Welfare Association 21st May 2015.
    3. Ashton Centre, at 5 Churchill Street, North Belfast, BT15 2BP.  Another 12kW solar pv array was installed and went live 2nd week June 2015.
    4. Whitehead Community Association, at 20 Balmoral Avenue, Whitehead BT38 9QD. A 15kW solar pv array was installed and went live June 2015.
    5. Rath Mor Centre, Creggan Enterprises, at Bligh’s Lane, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 0LZ.  Another installation 12kW solar pv array was installed and went live June 2015.
    6. YMCA Londonderry Branch, at 51 Glenshane Road, Londonderry BT47 3SF.  An installation of 12kW solar pv array installed and went live July 2015.
    7. Women’s Aid, Belfast & Lisburn, at 30 Adelaide Park, Belfast, Co Antrim  BT9 6FY.  A 12kW solar array was installed and commissioned last week of July 2015.
    8. Niamh Mental Wellbeing, Aspen Beacon Centre, at 16 Finaghy Road South, Belfast, BT10 0DR.  A 4kW solar pv array installed and went live beginning of August 2015.
    9. Bryson Recycling, at Belfast Road, Central Park, Mallusk, BT36 4FS.  A 12kW solar pv array was installed and commissioned mid August 2015.
    10. Ulster Wildlife, 10 Heron Road, Belfast, County Down BT3 9LE.  A 12 kW solar pv array  installed late August 2015.
    11. Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House, at 23 Bishopscourt Road, Kilclief, Strangford, Co. Down. BT30 7NZ.  A 6.5 kW solar pv array installed late August 2015.
    12. Confederation of Community Groups, at Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket, Newry, Co. Down BT35 8BG. A  12kW solar pv array installed first week September.
    13. Mornington Community Project, at 117 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7.  A 4 -5 kW array installed early September 2015.
    14. TIDAL, Toomebridge Industrial Development Amenities and Leisure Limited, Toome House, 55 Main Street, Toome, Co. Antrim, BT41 3TF. Installation completed 1st September 2016.
    15. The Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry, BT48 6HJ. Installed mid Sept 2016..
    16. Positive Futures:Achieving Dreams:Transforming Lives, 2b Park Drive, Bangor, BT20 4JZ. Installed mid Sept 2016.
    17. Workwest, Social Economy Village, 301 Glen Rd,  Belfast BT11 8BU. Installed mid Sept 2016.
    18. Galbally Youth & Community Association, 36 Lurgylea Road, Galbally, Dungannon, BT70 2NX. Installed late Sept 2016.