London’s historic Inner Temple is now using solar PV to generate electricity following the installation of 32 solar modules.

The PV panels have installed across the roofs of 12 and 13 King’s Bench Walk which are both Grade II-listed buildings which were built in 1829-30.  

Commenting on the Temple’s solar instal, Patrick Maddams, chief executive of the Inner Temple, said: “Sitting in the heart of London, the Inner Temple’s history and estate stretches back nearly a thousand years. We need to ensure our buildings are here for the future and fit for modern legal practise. That is why we are looking after the sustainability of our buildings while maintaining the historic nature and setting that they are part of.”

Nicholas Waring, Capital Programme Manager of the Inner Temple added: “This project required careful planning to protect the historic fabric of the Building while also ensuring the views of King’s Bench Walk are unchanged. This project will allow us to supply our tenants and the Inner Temple gardener’s office with electricity and also benefit from the government’s feed-in tariff.”

The final capacity of the solar installs is expected to be 7.68kWp.