poole gateway building, bournemouth university.

photon energy have installed 108kWp of solar pv for their poole gateway building at bournemouth university.

This isn’t the only time that Photon Energy have worked with Bournemouth University, after the success of the last installations Photon Energy were asked to come back and install 108kWp of Solar PV for their Poole Gateway Building, which was to become a new teaching facility.

Working alongside Willmott Dixon, Photon Energy’s role was to assist in achieving high levels of carbon reduction with the use of Solar PV panels.

The Sunpower X-Series PV modules were used and designed for maximum power with a minimalistic design.

The 108kWp PV system consists of 300 x Sunpower 360Wp PV modules to be mounted on K2 bespoke triangles tilted at 10˚ from the horizontal.

Designed to form a new visual gateway to the campus and its parkland, it forms part of a wider £100m programme to expand facilities at the university. The building will also aim to achieve sustainability rating BREEAM ‘Excellent’. The University is committed to achieving high levels of carbon reduction on all its new projects.

Abu Luswata Senior Project Engineer of Photon Energy Said: “I was delighted once again to lead the planning, design and management of yet another PV install for the Uni. This was my 5th PV project with Bournemouth University, which is exemplary in working towards it’s 40% carbon emissions reduction target by 2021.”

Ben Heath, Construction Manager of Willmott Dixon said:“It’s a pleasure to work with Photon Energy, their project manager and site team are very professional throughout the design and installation process. We would not hesitate to work with them in the future.”


Equipment summary:

  • System size: 108kWp

  • Energy generation: 97,050kWh/year

  • Carbon emissions saving: 50 tCO₂/year. 

  • PV modules: Sunpower SPR-X22-360

  • Inverters: Solar Edge SE50K, SE55K / P800p

  • Mounting System: K2 Triangle/Multi-Angle Systems