Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) panels manufactured by Romag have been installed as part of a new £4.8million kennel block development at the Battersea Dog & Cats Home in London.

The PV system was integrated into a canopy that spans the entire 145m length of the new kennel block, with 1800mmx1200mm panels selected for the project.

Ablaze Green Energy Solutions, the main contractor for the installation, appointed Romag to manufacture a specification for both BIPV panels and more traditional glass systems.

Steve Rose, director at Ablaze, said: “Romag met our requirement to use a UK based, well-established and highly regarded company for this significant investment. The entire system was initially designed with the Romag product in mind to ensure everything went smoothly together.

“A recent visit to site revealed that the system has already produced nearly 50% of the expected annual yield in just over four months of operation, the PV element is already proving to be highly effective.”