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Honda Car Showroom

A BREEAM Excellent project, boost building energy efficiency and cutting annual electricity costs.

Vehicle showrooms use a lot of electricity in terms of heating, cooling and lighting, so we are always looking for smarter ways to take control of our costs. The Rooftop Solar PV system from Kingspan has allowed us to do just that. 

Gordon Hunt,
Property Manager, Honda Motor Europe 

The Project

In 2012 Honda and their dealer Swansway Group decided to upgrade the Manchester showroom. As part of this new build BREEAM Excellent project, they were looking to add a solar PV system to boost energy efficiency and to cut annual electricity costs, while taking advantage of high Feed-In Tariff rates.

Sector:
Commercial
Application:
New Build
Location:
Manchester, UK
Year:
2012
Roof:
QuadCore™ Topdek
Energy:
Rooftop Solar PV
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Complete Design & Installation Support

Kingspan's expert team of engineers designed, project-managed and installed the most appropriate solution for the showroom - a tilted roof mounted Rooftop Solar PV, which was patch-welded to the newly fitted Kingspan QuadCore™ Topdek membrane roof, negating the need for additional ballast or through fixing, and ensuring a fast installation. The entire project, including the system’s commissioning and hand-over took just two weeks and was finalised ahead of the deadline set for the 31st March 2012.

The Honda Manchester showroom’s roof mounted solar PV array consists of 210 PV modules, 235Wp each, capable of generating circa 41MWh annually. Adding to the building’s environmental credentials, it is expected that almost all of the energy generated by the system will be used on site, and thus will significantly reduce the amount of electricity needed from the grid.
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