tesla powerpacks installed at manchester science park

Photon Energy has installed four Tesla Powerpacks at the Bright Building at Manchester Science Park, for Bruntwood Ltd, property developers with a majority shareholding in the park.

The project initially involved employing groundworks contractors to install a concrete plinth including ducting for cables, and a paved area for maintenance access. Suitable lifting equipment was hired to hoist the 2.2 tonne batteries into position. The batteries were then connected to the inverter using Tesla’s pre-fabricated wireway system. The inverter output was connected to the building’s LV supply via a G59 relay that provides protection functions.

Manchester Science Partnerships is hoping that by installing the Tesla Powerpacks, they will be insulated from the increasing commercial tariffs and that the adoption of green technologies will significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

Additionally, the Powerpacks can provide a back-up power system, should primary power fail. They can respond to outages in less than a second, unlike the previous industry norm of 30 minutes for a diesel generator.

Tom Renn, Managing Director of MSP, said: “As the only UK science and technology park operator to be offering this kind of advanced energy innovation, it’s something we’re understandably very excited about."


technical summary:

  • 4 x 95 kWh Powerpacks, 380kWh capacity

  • 200kVa (2 hour system) rated Tesla inverter