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HBS New Energies helps Nottingham Trent University achieve carbon negative status with the design and installation of a south-facing, roof mounted 96kWp solar PV system at its new multi-million-pound Pavilion building on the Clifton campus.

Working in close consultation with electrical contractor Morecrofts and main contractor GF Tomlinson, HBS New Energies completed the design and installation of a 96.12 kWp roof mounted solar PV system for the brand-new Pavilion building at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus. This solar array played a key role in ensuring the innovative project achieved its Carbon Negative, EPCA+ and BREEAM Excellent standards.

In addition to the on-site renewable generation source, the highly sustainable and energy efficient building boasts great insulation properties with a high thermal mass, meaning it retains the heat to keep the building warm in the winter whilst keeping it cool in the summer months.

Project delivery

  • Following initial site surveys, our in-house design and technical engineers considered the specification of the building’s roof and identified the load capacity and required point loadings. This enabled HBS to calculate suitable ballast requirements and finalise a non-penetrating, ballasted PV system design that met the client’s performance and budget requirements.
  • Ensuring the building achieved its Carbon Negative, BREEAM Excellent and EPCA+ targets specified were crucial to the success of the project and the tailored solar solution designed and engineered by HBS helped satisfy all of these strict sustainability targets.

  • Lead by a project manager, HBS’ team of solar installers and electricians completed the installation, commissioning and energisation on time and to the highest quality standards, complying with the stringent Health and Safety requirements at all times.

  • The solar PV system is now generating up to 90,121 kWh of zero-carbon electricity per year, helping to power the building’s energy requirements and deliver significant energy savings. The on-site renewable energy source will cut the universities carbon emissions by 46,772 kg per year.
  • This unique carbon negative project is clear demonstration of the key role renewable technologies can play in helping universities take control of operating costs, reduce their estate’s carbon footprint and improve sustainability credentials.

Project summary

    Location Nottingham Trent Uni   
    System size  96.12 kWp   
    Annual output  90,121 kWh    
    Annual CO2 savings  46,772 kg     

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