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O2 goes solar powered


Solar Green have secured a contract from Kier Building Services to fit Solar Photovoltaic panels to the new prestigious HQ of telecom operator O2. The panels will generate Carbon Free electricity for the 110,000 sq ft building in Slough which will house Telefonica O2 Head Office functions.

“O2’s new home represents an important step in the history of the business; it highlights our lasting commitment to Slough and delivers a fantastic working environment for our employees,” Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica O2 UK said.

The building’s sustainable design is aimed at reducing solar gain and energy consumption. Along with the Solar Photovoltaic panels the building also offers the facility to harvest rainwater for landscape irrigation, daylight sensitive light fittings and methods of reducing water consumption.

The Photovoltaic panels will be fitted to the roof of the building using an innovative system designed and manufactured by a UK company. The system has been aerodynamically designed and tested so that the panels can be fitted to the flat roof without the need for any ballast weight or fixings into the roof. The system is incredibly lightweight and easily fitted without any interference to the weather-tightness of the roof. The modules are made by Sharp Electronics in the UK, Sharp are one of the leading manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic panels holding a 25% world share.

Solar Green are delighted to be able to offer this world class solution designed, manufactured and installed with UK engineering excellence.

 

O2’s new HQ was designed by Nicholas Hare Architects. Arup was the structural engineer for the project with Kier Building Services undertaking the M&E work.

 

 

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Solar Photovoltaic Energy

Is the phenomenon of generating electricity from daylight. The technology was developed back in the 1950s for aerospace applications and to provide sources of power in remote terrestrial locations where there is no connection to the grid. In recent years with the ever increasing challenge to find an alternatives to fossil fuels, Solar Photovoltaics is now recognised as a key technology to combating Climate Change by providing a Renewable source of energy with Zero Carbon emissions.

Solar Green

Is a UK leader in the design, construction and servicing of Solar based technology, it’s experience in Solar energy can be traced back to 1996. This experience is widely recognised in the industry and the company counts amongst it’s partners; Sharp, Schuco and Viessmann.