British luxury car maker, Bentley Motors has this week revealed plans to install a 2.7 MW rooftop solar car port at its factory headquarters in Crewe, England, in what would become the nation’s largest such installation.
The project is an augmentation of an existing solar car port that was completed in 2013, and will add 10,000 solar panels to the existing 20,815 – enough to meet 24% of the site’s electricity requirements.
The car port is located at the staff car park, and will help to reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by 3,300 tons a year.
British solar installer, FlexiSolar – which specializes in developing solar car ports – will undertake the installation of the project, which will cover 1,378 car parking spaces across an area of 16,426 square meters.
Backing for the project comes from Innovate UK, which is an innovation agency that supports the embrace of science and technology initiatives that help to boost the U.K.’s economy and green energy footprint.