On-site solar success in London

An on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) system in London, UK has saved its operator 361 tonnes of carbon dioxide in nine months, the firm announced this week.

Installed in February 2016 and billed as the city’s largest solar retrofit to an existing building, the 1000 kW array provides power for Bywaters, a London recycling and waste management company. Bywaters said the amount of CO2 saved is 40 tonnes more than was predicted for the full year.

The 4000-panel solar array has now generated 700 MWh and provides most of the power for Bywaters’ Materials Recovery Facility, which processes 650,000 tonnes of waste material per year. Bywaters said the PV system is on track to deliver a return on investment within six years.

John Glover, Bywaters managing director, said: ‘Feasibility studies convinced us of the validity of using solar panels in the UK and we are already saving more carbon than anticipated.  As well as reduced energy costs, the solar panels are enabling us to operate more sustainably.’  

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...