SBS showcases its own expertise at Travis Perkins' HQ

Published:  20 October, 2015

Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS) is showcasing its renewables design and product expertise through the installation of 326 Enhance photovoltaic solar modules at the head-office of its parent company Travis Perkins.

A team from Solfex, which is part of SBS, completed the design and estimate of the 81.5kWh photovoltaic installation alongside installers from Forrest Energy. The system is expected to generate 83,426kWh’s per annum with a payback period of eight years.

Paul Joyner, managing director of SBS, said: “I'm really pleased that Travis Perkins plc has invested in another commercial PV system on one of our headquarter buildings using our own brand Enhance panels from Solfex. The system makes sense commercially, and environmentally we will save 30,101 kg of C02 per year.

"Rooftop solar is an area of the renewables market with great scope for growth and has strong backing from the Secretary of State, Amber Rudd, who recently said she wanted to trigger a “solar revolution” in the UK, with a target of one million rooftop installations.”

Solfex designed the system to ensure maximum capacity for the offices, which are used by over 800 employees, with a bespoke mounting system that’s specifically tailored for the different roof constructions on-site.

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