As the Sharp team planned the complete renovation of their newest facility in Rhymney, South Wales, they had a unique opportunity to ensure the environment was a central consideration of their design.

In April 2019, a 250kWp roof-mounted solar panel system, consisting of 888 individual panels, was successfully installed at the site. Using the latest solar panel technology, this system is expected to make over 1,700 tonnes of carbon savings over its 25-year lifespan, which will also save the company just under £1 million in energy costs.

As a result of this solar installation, as well as other environmental initiatives, the site was recently awarded a grade ‘B’ environmental performance certificate.