University leads the way with solar panels for flat roofs

London South Bank University has installed a solar array, taking the initiative in pursuing a greener London.


After searching unsuccessfully for solar panels that would not require the usual tons of ballast and structural intrusion, the university's spin-out company Solion invented one. Named the Sunmount, this new method of mounting solar arrays is suitable for flat roofs and has been designed aerodynamically to handle strong winds.


Deputy Mayor of London Nicky Gavron visited the university to unveil the new clean-energy roof. She says of the school's solar array: "I greatly welcome London South Bank University's innovative use of solar photovoltaic technology to produce green electricity.” LSBU's Head of Property Services adds: “We were pleased to incorporate environmentally friendly power generation as part of the University's energy portfolio.”

London South Bank University prides itself on its enviorentmental research and teaching programmes, and is using the new solar array as an aid for a number of its courses.

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