The newly constructed National Composites Centre (NCC) features a 138.46kWp roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installation, incorporating over 600 Moser Baer 230Wp photovoltaic panels generating enough electricity to help power the Centre and offset the building’s carbon emissions.

Bristol-based architects, Stride Treglown, encouraged NCC to explore renewable energy options, at which point they decided on solar photovoltaics. The system was installed by local company Solarsense UK, who were on site for approximately five weeks.

The project is anticipated to generate approximately 130,000kWh of electricity per year. Once up and running later this year, the installation’s performance will be measured, monitored, and reported on via the SunnyPortal.

The new NCC will open formerly later this summer.