Solarsense awarded contract to install a number of solar carports for The RSPB

Wednesday December 19, 2018

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Solarsense has been awarded a contract by The RSPB to install a number of solar carports throughout the UK as part of the charity’s national renewable energy program. 

The contract was awarded following a previous successful project that saw Solarsense install seven solar PV systems for the charity in 2016.

The previous solar PV arrays are situated at a number of their nature reserve centres throughout the UK. Stretching from Devon to Northern England, the combined systems generate more than 87,000kW hours of clean, renewable energy whilst reducing the organisations carbon emissions by 48,000kg per year.

The impending solar carports will increase their on-site energy generation whilst clearly demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

More information to follow.


What is a solar carport?

A solar carport is a dual purpose, stand-alone structure that provides shelter for vehicles, whilst generating clean, renewable energy from the sun. This free electricity can then either be used on-site and (or) used to charge a fleet of electric vehicles.  

From a dual parking space to an entire commercial carpark; a solar carport makes a real statement and not only offers the opportunity to charge electric vehicles on-site but to generate an income from low grade parking spaces, aesthetically improve your carpark, visibly promote your CSR credentials and provide staff, visitors and their vehicles with shelter from the elements. 


Solar carports rise in popularity 

The UK remains a leader in the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, and the government has set a target of halving non-electric vehicle sales by 2030 and ending them by 2040. In order to meet our carbon emission reduction targets, the UK’s transition to electric vehicles is essential, however, one of the current barriers to this impending transition, is the lack of EV charge-point infrastructure. 

Solar carports offer both a clear solution to this infrastructure need, and the means to generate the energy required to power it. A solar carport solution allows businesses, organisations and other destinations to utilise existing parking spaces to generate electricity without sacrificing valuable land resources or adapting their roof space.  


Our solar carport solutions

Our bespoke solar carport solutions offer all of the advantages of traditional solar PV with a number of added benefits. 

Our combined technical team, design each project from scratch, tailored to your budget and requirements.

Our solar carports are quick and easy to install - saving on cost. They can be adapted, expanded and will maintain their value over time. 

For more information on our industry leading solar carport solutions, visit our solar carports page or contact us to speak with an expert.


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