Solar power is set to play a lead role in the new BBC Wales studios in Cardiff Docks. Krannich Solar and EcoFirst have installed a 50kW system at the studios, which will be one of the centerpieces in the £200 million redevelopment of the docks.

Commissioned by nPower Energy Services, EcoFirst and Krannich’s system is comprised of 204 SunTech PV panels and three SMA Tripower 15000 inverters. Installation of the rooftop array was completed within two weeks.

“The new studios have sustainability at their core,” said Aidan Morris, the managing director at EcoFirst. “From the initial design concepts through to final installation timing was critical as filming is due to start at the new studios at the beginning of September. We have worked with Krannich Solar on a number of projects and knew they had the capability to deliver on both product and price.”

Juan Romera-Wade, Krannich Solar UK’s CEO, added, “Contractors and architects are increasingly receiving briefs for projects that demand a high environmental standard and the installation of PV systems are essential to achieving this. With a wide network of engineers and sales advisors available we have the infrastructure and capability to deliver this and are delighted to be part of such an important project in an area of Cardiff that is now in the process of huge regeneration.”