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Northern General Hospital

Northern General Hospital expressed an interest in integrating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems onto four of their buildings within the hospital premises. The project posed challenges due to the diverse roof types, heights, and orientations across the buildings. Bespoke designs were necessary to fit each building accurately and maximise yields.



what we did…

The project encountered difficulties when a rare roof type was discovered, rendering standard mounting solutions inadequate and potentially delaying the project. Additionally, concerns arose about water pooling on panels at one of the buildings, posing a risk to system performance.

To address these challenges, the project team identified an alternative building for installation to avoid delays associated with custom mounting solutions. Immediate action was taken to assess and mitigate the water pooling issue by installing Solar Siphons on the affected panels.

Aligned with their sustainability goals, Northern General Hospital aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The integration of solar PV systems aligns with this initiative, contributing to reduced carbon footprint and reliance on traditional energy sources.

The solar PV system specifications include a size of 232.06 kW, comprising pitched metal, flat, and tile roofs. It is estimated to offset the equivalent of 1,683 trees and generate savings of £599,674 over 20 years.

By embracing solar PV technology, Northern General Hospital demonstrates its commitment to environmental responsibility and energy efficiency, paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

  • annual energy savings
  • 20 year energy savings
  • System Size
  • carbon emission savings