31 Jul '14, 12pm

EvoEnergy provides solar energy solution for BMW's 'Mini' plant in Oxford, UK: 3 MW rooftop array, which cover...

When automobile manufacturer BMW wanted to cut its carbon footprint by increasing its use of self-generated renewable power, EvoEnergy provided the tailor-made solution. As part of what is now one of the largest roof mounted solar farms in the UK, 11,500 260kw solar PV panels have been installed on top of the German firm’s MINI production plant in Oxford, UK. The 3MW array, which covers 20,000 square metres, is now generating as much clean, green energy as is needed to power 850 homes - supplying power to the recently opened body shop production line where more than 1,000 robots are in operation building new MINI hatchback cars. The sheer size of the job and the tight schedule involved presented EvoEnergy with big challenges to overcome from the very start. The company’s project team had just a week and a half to mobilise and prepare ahead of the start date. Detailed site ...

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