CCUK’s First 12-bay Solar Carport
CCUK’s First 12-bay Solar CarportTrowbridge, UK
Destination installation – office carpark upgrade
Car Charged UK designed and installed a 12-bay solar carport to the client for use by their office staff and site visitors
Our client offers a number of vehicle management and leasing services, with a particular focus on EVs and charge points. With Car Charged UK being invested in the same priorities of an all-EV future, we were excited to apply our latest focus on solar carport design to our client’s head office. As a result, in September 2023, their site was upgraded with energy generation capabilities to save costs and bring the site closer to their carbon-neutral goals.
What Was Delivered?
To make the most of the large area of parallel bays at our client’s site, we expanded upon our original carport design to span across a large horizontal area. As well as offering shelter from the Sun and rain, the carport is equipped with solar PV panels to catch sunlight and convert it directly to power. This then supplies the EVs parked and plugged into the 12 available AC charge points.
The carport is also equipped with an electrical energy storage system (EESS). This collects any excess energy from the solar panels, for example, in afternoon hours when fewer EVs are connected but sunlight is at its peak. Then, during peak demand, the stored energy can be taken from the battery, rather than the grid. This further reduces reliance upon grid energy and increases site sustainability.
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