Cumbria-based Sundog Energy, one of the UK’s leading providers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it has been awarded the £1.3million contract to provide a huge solar system on the roof of Kings Cross Station in London
The Kings Cross project will be one of the biggest solar PV systems in the UK at 240kWp (kilowatt peak) capacity. It will generate around 175,000 kWh (kilowatt hours or units) of electricity per year. The solar PV cells, that convert sunlight directly into electricity, are integrated into1,392 glass laminate units that will form part of the new glass roofing structure over the platforms and concourses. The area of roof that will be covered with the solar PV glass laminate is approximately 2,300 square meters. The installation is expected to be completed over a 12 month period.
Martin Cotterell, Managing Director of Sundog Energy, said, "Winning the Kings Cross Station contract is a great development for Sundog that reflects our expertise and reputation within this highly specialised industry. This project is also a fantastic show-case for solar PV technology. How many millions of people use Kings Cross each year, who cannot fail to see the iconic solar cells at work above their heads?"