Solar panels installed on Plymouth’s Theatre Royal car park
Plymouth City Council have installed 222 new solar panels on the upper roof deck of the Theatre Royal car park, which will power the entire car park plus contribute to the Plymouth grid.
The total installation can produce up to 94kWp per year, saving up to 17 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.
In the future, the panels will help to power new heat pumps installed at the Guildhall and the Council House, either directly through a connection, or virtually by using smart monitoring to balance the solar electricity produced with the electricity consumed by the heat pumps.
Action E1.2. Identify opportunities for renewable energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners.