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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Energy firm fits out shopping centre with solar panels

A CUMBRIAN solar power firm has just completed a major project at a shopping centre.

Penrith-based Sundog Energy has fitted new Trinamount III flat roof mounting solar photovoltaic panels to the Crystal Peaks shopping centre in Sheffield.

The impressive state-of-the-art solar system spans four large roofs at Crystal Peaks – three flat and one pitched.

A total of 276 Trina 245Wp panels were mounted over three flat roofs using the new mounting system – and 129 Trina 250Wp panels were mounted on the pitched roof using conventional fixings.

Martin Cotterell, founder and technical director of Sundog, said: “With a very tight installation window, we were really able to put the new mounting system through its paces at Crystal Peaks and appreciate the significant benefits it brings.

“The constantly changing market means that we are continually adopting innovative ways to reduce installation times and, therefore, costs for our customers and the installers. We believe that this new system brings real benefits and will be quickly taken up by installers around the UK.”

Ian Cody, senior asset manager, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited which owns Crystal Peaks, said: “The installation of solar PV panels at Crystal Peaks is part of our ongoing commitment to responsible investment across HREMIL’s portfolio, which has seen absolute carbon emission reductions of over 41 per cent for our year on year standing portfolio since 2006.

“We remain dedicated to investing in new sustainable technologies, such as the new installation techniques used by Trina Solar, which have a positive impact on returns and lower the risk of assets depreciating in value.”

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