A SEGRO-owned 43,000 sq. ft warehouse in West London is now 100% carbon neutral following the installation of a SolarEdge DC-optimised rooftop solar system.
The 447-module optimised array produces 161MWh of solar energy each year – enough to offset 100% of the building’s regulated energy use. Should a future tenant require additional power, 30% of the roof space is still available and more solar modules can be added to meet their energy requirements.
The SolarEdge system was installed as part of a major refurbishment of SEGRO’s Premier Park Unit E warehouse, at Park Royal. Hollis, the real estate consultancy chosen to design and implement the project, first reduced the building’s energy use through the implementation of energy-efficiency technologies, and then offset it with solar energy.
It selected SolarEdge because of its Power Optimizer technology that increases energy production by overcoming mismatch issues such as soiling, shading and uneven ageing that can significantly limit energy production in traditional string inverter systems.
Another priority for SEGRO was the ability to monitor the system’s performance in real time via the SolarEdge monitoring platform. Lastly and importantly, SEGRO demanded the advanced, built-in safety features delivered by SolarEdge’s arc fault detection and interruption, and the renowned SafeDC™ that reduces voltage to touch-safe levels when needed – both paramount features for such a facility.
“SEGRO is to be applauded for its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its commercial properties,” says Carl Sablon, Director – Head of Industrial and Logistics, Hollis. “Achieving net zero is a top priority for all of our clients, many of whom want to reach that target by 2030. Solar energy will play a significant role in helping to achieving this.”
This project marks an important milestone for SEGRO as part of its commitment to improve the sustainability of its commercial property portfolio.
It has committed to being net zero carbon by 2030 with the adoption of energy-efficiency technologies and onsite renewable energy generation being key to achieving this.
SEGRO has committed to reaching carbon net-zero by 2030 through the adoption of energy-efficiency technologies and onsite renewable energy generation
SEGRO’s Premier Park Unit E warehouse in West London is now 100% carbon neutral following the installation of a SolarEdge DC-optimised rooftop solar system
The 43,000 sq. ft warehouse roof houses a 447-module solar installation producing 161MWh of electricity annually – enough to offset 100% of the building’s regulated energy use
With 30% of the roof space still available, more solar modules can be added to meet the energy requirements of future tenants
The SolarEdge system was chosen for its ability to maximize energy production and safety, and to provide enhanced performance monitoring
SolarEdge is online here