• Peterborough Sports Centre

    An innovative technology for a flat roof



50kW Solar PV using Solyndra tubular system


Financial benefit

£7,200 annually


Energy generated

35,000 kWh annually


CO2 reduction

16,500 kg annually

What the client wanted

The client, Peterborough Town Council, were keen to embrace renewable technology and in addition to using the Town Hall, there next target was the sports centre, a high energy user.

Whilst keen to deploy solar PV, they were also wary of fixing systems to the newly installed membrane roof hidden within the parapet wall.

The challenges

The main challenges with both projects were logistical due to the height  of the site, which remained open to the public throughout.  Health and Safety was, as always, of prime concern and our installers undertook specialist equipment training prior to the installation.

Coordination was tightly controlled through effective liaison with other contractors working on site to ensure that key dates were met.  Deliveries were sequenced to minimise disruption to the public and operational capability of the sites.

Each site utilised a different lifting method to safely deliver the panels to the rooftop.  The Leisure centre, at 22m high with a 2m parapet used a scissor lift and scaffold staircase.

The end result

The installation at Peterborough used self-ballasting Solyndra PV panels on top of a white roof to maximise the collection of reflective light.  

The installation was successfully completed under 1 week and provides  over 35MWh per year of energy.


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