Liam Stoker reports from Clay Hill Solar Farm, the first solar project to be built in the UK without subsidy support, and discovers how the solar-plus-storage facility was energised.
With continuously growing operation costs, and public pressure to reduce expenditures, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service decided to install PV systems on top of 12 fire stations and three headquarter buildings across Hampshire.
Solar Power Portal runs through the nominations for this year's Commercial Energy Storage Project award.
In 2010 Warrington Borough Council began a social housing PV programme aimed at tackling fuel poverty. Since then the scheme has delivered 3.595MW of solar PV across 3,001 social homes and three sheltered housing schemes as well as 222kW of PV on schools, a crematorium, offices and even the local rugby stadium.
Storage Giant, a South Wales storage company has turned to solar to help lower its operating costs at two of its sites.
Global electrical distributor, Rexel has given its distribution centre and offices in Dagenham an energy efficiency upgrade as part the company’s focus to “walk the energy solutions talk”.
The Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston, Lincolnshire has just seen the installation of a 96kWp Solar PV System by Louth based Renewable Energy company Scenergy Limited.
London’s historic Inner Temple is now using solar PV to generate electricity following the installation of 32 solar modules.
Costa Coffee has unveiled what it claims is the country’s first ‘zero energy’ coffee shop in Telford.
Dorset-based tea manufacturer Clipper Teas has installed an 89kW solar array on its factory roof in Beaminster.
The Italian Embassy in London is now generating its own clean electricity thanks to a 7.5kWp solar array installed on its roof.
Dorset-based installer Empower Energy has completed a 250kW rooftop system at the headquarters of a London food distribution firm.
Cambridge University has invested in a unique 78.75kWp solar array to help power its new sports centre.
The solar array at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham has saved the facility £40,000 on its energy bills since its install one year ago.
Kobashi Essential Oils has taken one step closer to achieving its owners’ dream of 100% self sufficiency after installing a 61kW ground-mount array.
Tools of the Trade in Bromsgrove is now benefitting from renewable energy thanks to the installation of a 50kWp solar array on its roof.