Aviva Norwich announced in April construction of its 608kWp solar carport array at its Horizon Building in Norwich. The panels are expected to be generating more than 540,000 kWh per year, which is anticipated to provide more than 32% of the site’s energy demand and offset carbon emissions by 166.5t per year. Excess solar energy generated can also be stored using an on-site battery, for use at times when the panels are generating less energy. The system has also been designed in a way that will allow for addition of EV charging points in the future, when there is greater demand.
Local renewable energy solution provider RenEnergy was responsible for design and construction of the car port. Managing Director of REN Energy Damian Baker said: “We were delighted to be provided with the opportunity to showcase our bespoke solar carport designs with such a high-profile customer. Aviva has shown real foresight in utilising its car park to expand its generation capacity, whilst reducing its environmental impact and future-proofing the business for the electric car revolution”.