Bauder Roof Systems Installed by PV Plus

King Edwards School

King Edward’s Private School is located in Hampshire. The school’s commitment to academic excellence is renowned. It also emphasises a holistic approach to education. The school sought to harness solar energy by installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This was part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The project aimed to install over 100 kW of flat roof solar PV and 30 kW of pitched roof solar PV during summer holidays. Students were off-campus. This ensured safety and minimal disruption to the school’s activities. The existing Bauder flat roof required some repairs before the installation could start.

Challenges:

  1. The school’s architecture featured a mix of flat and pitched roofs. This mix presented a challenge. We had to design and install a cohesive solar PV system.
  2. Some roof areas required repairs. We had to coordinate with the roofing contractor. Collaborating with them was crucial for seamless integration and to ensure project success.
  3. We had to complete the entire installation before the end of the summer holidays. This demanded a tight schedule to ensure minimal disruption to the school’s routine.

Solution:

  1. Roof Repairs: The first phase involved repairing the existing Bauder flat roof. This ensured a solid foundation for the solar PV installation.
  2. The solar installation team worked with the roofing contractor. They addressed the diverse roof types. This involved a meticulous design process. It optimised the placement of solar panels on both flat and pitched roofs.
  3. We chose SolarEdge inverters and optimizers for efficient energy harvesting and system monitoring. This created a premium system. We selected SolarWatt panels for their high-quality performance and durability.
  4. With a limited timeframe, efficient project management was crucial. The teams worked together to ensure the installation progressed.

Outcome:

  1. The 130 kW solar PV system generates a significant part of the school’s energy needs. It reduces reliance on conventional power sources and lowers carbon emissions.
  2. The installation serves as an educational tool for students. It showcases the benefits of renewable energy and promotes environmental stewardship.
  3. Despite the challenges, the entire installation was completed before the end of the summer holidays. This ensured a seamless transition when students returned.
  4. The school is estimated to generate 156MWh and avoid 30tonne CO2 emissions annually. This is the equivalent to planting 1390 trees a year!

The solar PV installation at King Edward’s Private School shows that roofing and solar installation teams can collaborate . They overcame challenges associated with diverse roof types and a tight timeframe. The project contributes to the school’s sustainability goals. It also serves as a model for educational institutions that want to embrace renewable energy solutions.

Milton Keynes Data Centre

Milton Keynes Data Centre faced environmental and financial challenges. It used a large and constant amount of energy. The company recognised the need to address this issue for cost savings. They also wanted to show a commitment to sustainability. Our team collaborated with Ithaca Roofing. We embarked on the Milton Keynes Data Centre project and installed 400kW of Bauder flat Solar PV. This venture aimed to offset carbon emissions. It also aimed to reduce energy bills and have an environmentally responsible operation.

Challenges:

  1. Milton Keynes Data Center has a high and constant energy use. We could not allow any downtime.
  2. The roof needed replacing. We had to coordinate with the roofing contractor. Collaborating with them was crucial for seamless integration and to ensure project success.
  3. We had over 1000 panels to fit without interrupting the renters day to day operations.

Solution:

  1. Roof Repairs: The first phase involved replacing the roof to a new Bauder roof. This ensured a solid foundation for the solar PV installation.
  2. The solar installation team worked with the roofing contractor. Ithaca Roofing welded down all the Bauder base plates. PV Plus then carried out the rest of the Solar PV install.
  3. With pressure to ensure no downtime for the centre, efficient project management was crucial. The teams worked together to ensure the installation progressed quickly and smoothly.
  4. The Data Centre is estimated to generate 466MWh and avoid 90tonne CO2 emissions annually. This is the equivalent to planting 4146 trees a year!

Outcome:

  1. The 400 kW solar PV system generates a significant part of the centres energy needs. It reduces reliance on conventional power sources and lowers carbon emissions.
  2. The installation demonstrates the companies environmental responsibility. It showcases the benefits of renewable energy and promotes environmental stewardship.
  3. Despite the challenges, the entire installation was completed without and disruptions to the centres operations.

In conclusion, the Milton Keynes Data Centre project addressed the challenges of energy consumption and carbon emissions. It also showed how innovative solutions and collaboration can lead to a successful and sustainable outcome. This benefits all stakeholders involved. This case study shows the positive impact that solar energy can have both environmentally and economically.

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