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Key Project Details

  • System Size – 864 kW
  • Panel Model – Trina 275W
  • Inverter Model – SolarEdge
  • Estimated Annual CO2 Savings p.a – 324 tonnes


SAS ENERGY worked in partnership with the University of Sussex (UoS) , Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) and Interserve to prepare the business case, design and install the largest rooftop solar PV solution in UK’s Higher Education Sector. 3,144 Trina Solar PV panels are optimised with (a) SolarEdge’s module-level power engineering technology to maximise the harvesting of energy from each module, (b) Valk Solar Systems mountings to minimise the use of ballast and (c) where there were complex requirements K2 Solar Mounting Solutions. This system will help the University to halve its carbon emissions. Caroline Lucas, Joint Leader of The Green Party and the UoS’s Vice Chancellor Professor Saul Becker, helped to switch on the system.

“It was a great honour to switch on the biggest solar project in UK higher education….Universities are more than just a group of buildings. They are places of innovation and aspiration..to inspire people into believing they can make a difference”

Caroline Lucas

Joint Leader of The Green Party


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