Posted by Kathy Hopkin at 11/05/2012 13:55:38
A few weeks ago, 31.2kW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed on the Main Building here at Aston University, covering around a quarter of the roof space. You can see all of our photos on facebook.
The system consists of 130 x 240 monocrystalline PV panels, and is estimated to generate around 26,000 kWh of electricity per year. The is the equivalent of about six medium sized UK households!
The panels will also save around 14 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, contributing to Aston's target of reducing emissions by 48% by 2020. You can read more about our Carbon Management Plan here.