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Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre

Learn about our project developing Jaguar Land Rover Manufacturing Centre, including rooftop solar pv energy solutions. Read more at Kingspan.

For Kingspan Energy and JLR, Health and Safety, planning and implementation was the primary focus from the outset. Given the short time scales involved, in the winter weather conditions, it was a fantastic achievement by both companies to complete this landmark project within such tight time constraints. This project helps to showcase our commitment to providing market-leading sustainable solutions to our customers, strengthening our position as the market leader in Rooftop Solar PV in the UK.

 

Robert Guilmartin
Project Manager, Kingspan Energy

The Project

Premium car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is at the forefront of driving sustainability values and responsible use of resources in all areas of their business.

These considerations were critically important in the design and build of their new Engine Manufacturing Centre based at i54 South Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Sector:
Industrial
Application:
New Build
Location:
Wolverhampton, UK
Year:
2016
Energy:
Rooftop Solar PV
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Expert Energy Solutions

Jaguar Land Rover had a strong desire to integrate the most cost-effective and efficient Rooftop Solar PV system into the envelope of the new factory building. This would not only provide renewable energy and cost savings but also deliver an attractive return on investment.

Kingspan Energy was chosen to lead the project from start to finish. Having already worked on some of the most prestigious large-scale solar PV projects in the UK, Kingspan Energy has extensive expertise in sustainable energy solutions and in-depth knowledge of the industrial and commercial roofing sector, offering an end-to-end service package, including the 25 Years combined roof & solar PV system guarantee.
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Exceeding Expectations

The project set ambitious targets, starting from the size of the system at 5.8MWp, covering a total area of 35,000m² of roof space and a requirement to be completed under strict site conditions, during the winter period. The timeframe coupled with the size of the system presented the biggest project challenges.

Under the guidance of Kingspan Energy’s experienced project management team, the entire system was designed and installed in just 11 weeks, exceeding the ambitious three month schedule set by Jaguar Land Rover.
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Energy Output

The 5.8MWp system is expected to generate 30% of the plant’s annual energy requirements. This output, enough to power more than 1,600 homes, will be used on site to reduce the building’s primary energy consumption from the grid. The system is also expected to save over 2,400 tonnes of CO2 every year, the equivalent of burning 1,225 tonnes of natural gas. The installation includes more than 21,000 of 275 Wp polycrystalline PV modules, linked together by over 100 miles of electric cables.

The project sets a remarkable example of how manufacturing companies can embrace large-scale renewable solutions as part of their business strategy to not only enhance their sustainability credentials, but to generate significant savings for their business.
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