03 Apr '13, 11am

Bentley Motors installs Britain’s largest rooftop solar PV system

Bentley Motors installs Britain’s largest rooftop solar PV system

The classic car manufacturer Bentley Motors has announced that it is installing what promises to be the UK’s largest roof mounted solar PV system consisting of over 20,000 panels and with a capacity of 5MW. The system will be installed on the roof of the company’s factory in Crewe and will be owned and operated by UK solar company Lightsource Solar with electricity supplied to the company through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The completion date for the system was late March and there will be an opening ceremony to officially launch the system. In its entirety the system will cover 3.45 hectares of roof space and will generate enough power to supply over 1,200 households. It is three times more powerful than the current largest roof-mounted system in the UK and is expected to supply up to 40 percent of the factory’s energy requirements at peak times. The system will al...

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