UK: Supermarket roofs host 6.9 MW

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The 6.9 MW comprised of 115 x 50 to 150 kilowatt (kW) systems. No alterations to the buildings were required to facilitate the photovoltaic installations.

Renewable Resources said, in a statement announcing the project’s completion, that the tight time frame required to meet feed in tariff (FIT) deadlines was a major challenge. "Our committed team of expert engineers and strong partnerships with key roofing membrane and solar PV panel suppliers allowed us to install a typical 50 kW system in less than three days – just half of the market average time," said Chief Executive Paul Gribben.

At Ecobuild 2012, Renewable Resources will be discussing developments in the commercial roof market with its partner Sika, which is a roofing membrane manufacturer.