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The new sports centre at the University of Cambridge has had a unique Solar PV system installed by Ecolution, a leader in the design and installation of renewable systems. The company designed a bespoke PV system that curves on two axes, resulting in very complex shading patterns and light levels. The system was installed in just four weeks and is estimated to offset 37,409kg in CO² emissions.
Paul Squire, Ecolution’s designer on the project, said: “This was an extremely complex design, and accuracy has been essential throughout – from the individually optimised modules to the building’s BMS connection. It has been a challenging installation as the roof has very sharp falls, plus the specialist zinc covering needs protecting during installation. The CO² offset targets were challenging and much time was spent designing and demonstrating the system to achieve the BREEAM Very Good standard.”
Ecolution has been working with the building industry for over 25 years, providing renewable energy solutions for over a decade, with an expert team who have long-term experience in the design, installation and maintenance of integrated renewable technologies. Ecolution operates within the commercial and residential sectors, providing solar hot water systems, and solar photovoltaic systems.