The sixty solar photovoltaics (PV) have a capacity of 20kW and were operational just in time to benefit from our recent heatwave. A display monitor in the building’s reception has already shown the panels generating 18kW on a sunny day.
The panels will generate about 17,200kWh annually and will provide 25% of the annual electricity used at the building which houses some of the Trust’s children’s services.
In addition to installing the solar panels, new smart lighting is also being fitted in the building. Together with help from staff in reducing their energy consumption, the annual electricity usage at The Bridge should be reduced to minimal, or zero.
Monika Hornakova, Energy Manager at MPFT said “We are keen to engage staff in making MPFT a greener place and the display panel will mean staff and visitors can see how much electricity is being generated each day and the carbon savings too. Annually we expect that these solar panels will save 6 tonnes of CO2”.