Despite the tough conditions forced on the industry by the Government’s deep subsidy cuts in January, EvoEnergy have continued to deliver a number of iconic installations over the last 12 months, starting the year by commissioning the UK’s 4th largest rooftop installation.
Installed for Lyreco – the global office and work solutions provider – the huge array was funded by a power purchase agreement and was the first installation in the UK to use ground mount centralised inverter technology in a rooftop environment. The project was later recognised as the ‘commercial rooftop installation of the year’ at the 2016 Smart Solar awards.
Shortly after, EvoEnergy delivered a 1.5 MWp installation for Aldi on their new distribution centre in Cardiff having previously installed 2.1 MWp on their Bolton facility in 2015 via the main building contractors, DSP Construction.
With Spring approaching, EvoEnergy continued to innovate by designing and installing a second solar carport installation (88.5 kWp) for Nottingham City Council at their popular Ken Martin Leisure Centre. With nine separate carports covering a combined 41 car parking spaces, the array formed part of the jigsaw that saw the Council achieve their goal of reducing the City’s carbon emissions by 26% by 2020 four years early; EvoEnergy have installed several PV projects for the Council since 2011.
Having installed two of the UK’s first solar carports, EvoEnergy were invited to provide their expertise into the BRE’s extensive ‘guide to solar carports’ before providing a significant editorial contribution into the BRE’s following publication that was released later in the year; ‘a guide to commercial rooftop solar PV’.
In the summer, EvoEnergy stamped another iconic London landmark into their portfolio alongside the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building and ‘5 Broadgate’ by installing a 26 kWp system on two floors at the summit of the recently developed South Bank Tower block. The installation became one of the highest PV arrays on a residential building in the UK (42 storeys).
Other projects of significance this year include a 117 kWp installation on the rooftop of Bristol Sport’s £45m redevelopment of the Ashton Gate stadium, funded by Bristol City Council as part of their own bid to reduce the City’s carbon emissions by 2020.
With the year drawing to a close, EvoEnergy are busy completing their last installations of 2016, with another fantastic 1 MWp installation recently completed and to be announced shortly – look out for the official press release in the coming weeks! 2017 looks set to be another exciting year for EvoEnergy with some great new projects in development that include new solutions such as commercial energy storage.
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