In December 2011, two sets of solar energy roof panels were installed on the Carrington building and the Estates and Facilities building.
The image below shows the productivity of both sets of solar panels in their first full year since installation. Unsurprisingly, the solar panels produced more electricity in the summer months of June, July and August; however May saw the largest amount of electricity produced, with an impressive 5754 kWh.
The energy produced by these solar panels in 2011 enabled the University to save £23,694 and 23.1 tonnes of CO2 and the panels’ total production of 44,141kWh was more than anticipated, despite the poor weather! This is equivalent to supplying 9 UK households for a year according to the latest Ofgem energy consumption figures!