The energy-saving panels have been installed on the roof of the Grade II Listed Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) by SunGift Solar, as the City Council strives to become an energy neutral authority. The aim is to reduce the amount of energy used whilst generating renewable electricity to replace what is consumed.
The City Council now has solar panels on both Civic Centre buildings, a museum store, the Materials Reclamation Facilty and on offices at Oakwood House. Two further arrays will shortly be placed on Mary Arches Street Car Park and John Lewis Car Park.
Cllr Ollie Pearson, Lead Councillor for Enabling Services, said: “Solar panels deliver long term savings and reduce carbon emissions. In these difficult financial times we have to look at ways of keeping costs down and indeed generating revenue. The RAMM project has been our most challenging one so far, as the building is listed and has limited roof space.”