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G&H Sustainability completes large-scale 882kW solar scheme

G&H Sustainability has completed a large-scale 882kW solar PV scheme for an international data company’s new 10-acre campus.

The scheme was delivered for a confidential client that is one of the UK’s leading data centre service providers specialising in network, cloud and international communications.

Its new campus was divided in two phases, each with an identical solar PV array.

After carrying out a system analysis exercise, G&H Sustainability installed an 882kW solar PV system to maximise use of the 5,114m2 roof space.

In total, 3,100 solar panels were installed that will save 397,900kWh of energy every year.

Andrew Hudson, Director at G&H Sustainability, said: “This is the latest in a long line of large-scale solar PV schemes that we have delivered.

“We managed the entire process from design, supply and installation to complying with building and planning regulations.

“The 882kW solar PV system will significantly reduce the client’s carbon footprint and energy bills demonstrating that solar PV is ideally suited to buildings with large roof top arrays.”

Making the campus as sustainable as possible was a central requirement for the client.

G&H Sustainability’s solar scheme was an integral part of the new development becoming the first large-scale commercial co-location data centre in the UK to offer the option of a ‘chillerless’ cooling system.

This resulted in opening up 30% more energy capacity for ICT systems without expanding its power system or introducing outside air into the server room.

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