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We were very excited to be able to help a local university with the solar installations to 4 of their buildings.

Project Details
System Size
321.16 kWp
No. of Panels
Annual Generation
303,068 kWh’s
Co2 Emissions Avoided
142,362 kg/year

University of Sunderland sought to invest in renewables to contribute to their on-site energy generation to save money on their rising energy bills, and to offset their carbon emissions and Net Zero targets.

We installed 4 separate solar panel systems to 4 roof tops including the City Space, Edinburgh, Gateway, and Prospect buildings.

Our in-house team designed every solar install, creating payback projections, and handling the grid applications. Once the applications were approved, our dedicated project manager liaised with the University to arrange dates for each installation so they could plan in the work. We could then start to arrange for materials to be purchased and for crane hire to be booked to get the materials to the roof for each job.

Before each job was carried out, we needed to put permanent edge protection in place at each site, this was to ensure the safety of all team members working on the roof during the installation, and when any future maintenance work is being carried out.
This was a 321.16 kWp install consisting of 829 solar panels which is projected to generate 303,068 kWh’s annually and save the University 142,362 kg of Co2 emissions per year.

Shayne Swan, Head of Estate Development at University of Sunderland said “The University has worked with AR Power on multiple projects, either via competitive tender or as a nominated sub-contractor to the main contract works. We find their input into the design stages of the project invaluable, which allows us to maximise opportunity from a cost and buildability perspective.

“AR Power takes a lead role on design and dealing with 3rd parties, and I must highlight their attentive approach to onsite health and safety which can be challenging in a live campus environment. The University of Sunderland certainly looks forward to working with AR Power going forward.”

We continue to support the University with its solar panel installation project with a future install at the Murray Library, due to be completed and commissioned later this year.

Click here to find out more about our installations and process. If you would like to discuss installing solar at your University, School or business, and how it can help save money on energy bills and offset emissions, please call 0191 481 3316 or email

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