Centrica delivers solar PV for Poole Hospital

  • 10th May 2024

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Centrica Business Solutions is set to complete a solar PV design and installation project at Poole Hospital in Dorset, alongside new energy partner, Aztec Solar Energy.

The installation is part of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust’s transition to net zero carbon and involves five interconnected roofs on one building being fitted with 470 PV panels, five SolarEdge inverters, and 261 optimisers.

Estimates show that it will generate 200,000 kWh a year to save 50 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Aztec Solar will connect, commission, and test the new solar PV system over two days after installing the panels, inverters, and other equipment.

Phil Bryant, head of public sector sales for Centrica Business Solutions, said: “Aztec Solar is an excellent addition to our energy partner programme and given its experience in the health sector and expertise in installing solar PV systems on commercial buildings, it was the ideal company to partner with for the delivery of the project at Poole Hospital.

“We’re seeing an uptick in demand from public sector and commercial organisations looking to take advantage of the space above their heads for solar schemes.

“This provides cost certainty and a source of green power, supporting long-term sustainability ambitions.”

The solar panel arrays are situated on top of the Phillip Arnold blocks and the Dorset Cancer Centre.

Commenting on the project, Chris Cowling, commercial director at Aztec Solar, said: “Poole Hospital is one of many healthcare buildings that we have provided solutions for, so we understand how important it is to work closely with Centrica Business Solutions to minimise the effects of our installation and the electrical shutdown on patient wellbeing and medical equipment.”

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