50Kw Photo-voltaic solar power array installed at TreeLocate, BelfordTreeLocate’s main production and distribution centre took a large step towards carbon neutrality this month (July 2012) with the completed installation of a 50 Kw photo-voltaic solar cell array.

Covering a large proportion of the south facing roof of our largest building, the installation was completed just in time to benefit from the extended summer daylight in the north of England … if the cloud and rain finally eases up.

If not, we are assured that the panels will still collect enough sunlight to generate substantial power output.  We’re also told that the panels will assist in other ways too – shielding the roof in summer to reduce heat build-up transmitted through the roofing materials, and acting as a partial blanket in winter to keep heat inside the building.

 

Solar panel installation in progress at TreeLocate with another vehicle arriving with more panels
Solar Panels installation part complete at TreeLocate
Solar Panels installation in progress at TreeLocate's Belford HQ in Northumberland