The University of Brighton’s Falmer campus will generate 7.5% of its energy demand after a rooftop solar installation was completed last month.
The university sanctioned the installation of 663 panels atop the roofs of three buildings comprising its campus in Falmer, just outside Brighton, which will generate more than 173,000kWh of electricity each year.
Around 7.5% of the Falmer campus’ total electricity demand will be met by the installation, saving the university a significant sum on its energy bills.
The installation was also brought forward in order to qualify for the previous feed-in tariff regime, providing an additional £200,000 of funds for the university over the 20-year lifespan of the array.
“The installation is a clear demonstration of the university’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, ensure energy security and to promote sustainability,” Abigail Dombey, environmental manager at the University of Brighton, said.
The install was carried out by Sussex-based firm Ecosphere Renewables.
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