Skydome Coventry completes solar installation

Skydome Coventry has completed a solar panel installation of 1,040 solar modules which has already saved more than 16,521kg of CO2 emissions.

Skydome is home to brands including Planet Ice, Pure Gym and Odeon and is seven minutes from Coventry rail station.

The new solar panels are south-south east facing and have a forecast output of 350,000Wh in the first year. They will also create a 12% reduction in energy drawn from the National Grid and improve the overall energy performance of the asset; decarbonising the energy supply to the common areas by circa 80 tonnes in year one and around 960 tonnes over 25 years.

So far, the CO2 emission saving is the equivalent of planting 787 trees.

Liz Steele, associate director in the Colliers Property Management team, said: “We are so pleased to have these new solar panels at Skydome, the environmental benefits speak for themselves and there is no additional cost to occupiers. At Skydome we are keen to play our part in making Coventry a greener city for residents and visitors alike and these solar panels are just part of our wider sustainability agenda which includes fitting new efficient gas boilers and a new roof.”