Solar Pyramid ( Solar Thermal Magazine) September, 2013 – Solar Pyramid nominated for award. The British project planner Sustainable Renewable Technologies (SRT) has been nominated for the Solar Power Portal Award for the solar system installed on a pyramid-shaped office building.
The solar pyramid has been shortlisted for the prize in the category “Most innovative system design”. A mounting system designed by German manufacturer Renusol was used in the ambitious project.
“I am delighted that we have been nominated. The solar pyramid is the most challenging project that I have planned to date and many companies declared it to be impossible – due to the building’s unusually steep inclination,” states Tom King, the managing director of SRT. He was responsible for designing and constructing the solar system, which was mounted onto the office building of Survey Solutions Scotland, a company located just south of Edinburgh in the Scottish town of Loanhead, in July 2012. Dummy solar modules have been fitted around the edges of the pyramid to give the impression that the building’s entire surface area is covered with solar panels.
In total, 193 Jetion solar modules, four Danfoss inverters and 1,158 Renusol clamp bases were used in the 48 kWp installation. The completed system generates more than 41,000 kWh annually, which is enough to cover 85 percent of Survey Solutions Scotland’s annual electricity demand.
The winners of the Solar Power Portal Award are being announced at the Solar Energy UK event in Birmingham on 8 October.
Sustainable Renewable Technologies (SRT) is one of Scotland’s leading companies in the planning and building of commercial photovoltaic projects. SRT boasts extensive experience in the renewable energy sector. Its team consists of professionals from the energy, electricity, building services and project management sectors.
Renusol GmbH has specialised in sophisticated solutions for installing photovoltaic systems for more than 15 years. The company develops, manufactures and sells modular systems for the installation of both ground-mounted solar systems and systems for roofs of any kind. As a full subsidiary of CENTROSOLAR Group AG, Renusol complements the overall portfolio of this one-stop supplier for photovoltaic systems, and its systems and services are represented in all the key markets of Europe and the USA. The company’s headquarters are located in Cologne.
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