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Spirit Installs Solar Panels at the Natural History Museum in Tring

George Riley · 24 Aug 2020

Spirit Energy is delighted to have been part of bringing renewable energy generation to the Natural History Museum in Tring.

D+B Facades was installing new cladding across the museum and engaged Spirit to supply and install solar PV on the rooftop. Our companies have worked together many times before, including on a groundbreaking solar facade at Oxford’s Hockmore Tower.

The Natural History Museum’s new solar system is a whopping 87kWp. It will generate 74,889kWh of clean energy a year, saving almost 17,500kg of CO2 annually.

The decision to invest in solar energy comes from the Museum's commitment to environmental sustainability, as part of its Strategy to 2031.

Wayne Hitchings, Head of Sustainability at the Museum, said

“The Natural History Museum is committed to tackling the Planetary Emergency. We aim to be efficient by nature, reducing our impact on natural resources in our day to day business and sustainable by design, minimising our impact on natural resources in new developments. The new solar PV system installed by Spirit Energy will deliver clean, renewable energy to our Museum in Tring and help us to create a future where both people and planet thrive.”

Vishal Giga, Operations Director at Spirit, said

“We're proud to have been part of this project for the Natural History Museum. It's a fantastic achievement and real progress towards their sustainability ambitions. Buildings with high day time energy usage are perfect candidates for solar PV so it made complete sense to cover the roof with solar.”

D+B Facades added

“Spirit Energy were proactive, collaborative and pragmatic in the design and installation of the new solar PV panels at NHM Tring which, together with the new overcladding system, is a big step toward NHM achieving their aspirational sustainability goals.”

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