EvoEnergy has recently completed a 100kWp solar PV installation atop the roof of Bilborough Sixth Form College’s sports hall.

Aimed at reducing carbon emissions, the system will provide around eight percent of the college’s annual electricity requirements. The project will also generate approximately £18,000 a year in feed-in and export tariff payments as well as energy bill savings.

Bilborough Sixth Form College Principal, Chris Bradford, said: “We deal in young people’s futures so the environmental concerns were one of the things that drove us. But it also makes a lot of sense financially and we wanted to take advantage of that and plan for the future.”

EvoEnergy’s Commercial Manager, Gary Sucharewycz, said: “Colleges are ideal places for solar power – they usually have the roof space for a large-scale installation and the panels are producing electricity during the day when the college has its highest demand.”

The project was completed in just one week.