The car parks at Salford City Council’s Turnpike and Swinton Depots are undergoing a transformation which will allow them to generate renewable electricity as part of a £1.5 million project to install solar car ports.
The scheme will see over 1,500 solar PV panels installed and, when complete, the car ports will be capable of generating over 650kWs of clean electricity.
The energy generated will connect into the council’s low-voltage, private wire network as well as having the ability to export to the local grid. On the Swinton site, the electricity will be used to supply the council-owned depot offices, whilst the Turnpike project will contribute to multiple buildings, including a nearby NHS block.
It was important to the client that we found a solution which didn’t reduce the number of car parking spaces at either site. We’re delighted to have delivered a project which does this, whilst helping the council take another step forwards on their net zero journey
The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Congratulations to the team for the progress so far and we look forwards to seeing the project go live!