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BT to build UK's second largest solar-powered roof

Baynard House roof

Baynard House roof, close to St Paul's Cathedral, is the first installation to receive planning permission in the UK

BT's latest solar-powered rooftop installation has moved a step closer to reality after winning planning permission.  

Central London’s Baynard House is the first BT building in the UK to receive planning permission as part of a wider programme of installations.

Tom Martin, head of partnerships for BT Renewables, said: “When built, it will be the largest rooftop solar PV installation in London, and the second largest in the UK, with the capacity to supply 331 KWp of electricity.

“This planning permission marks a significant step forward in our renewable energy programme and will contribute to BT’s energy usage required to deliver our sustainability commitments for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Roof space

BT is undertaking one of the UK’s biggest corporate renewable energy programmes to provide up to 25 per cent of its current electricity needs.

Planning permission was granted by the City of London Corporation, and the installation is likely to take place sometime in May. It will require around 1440 solar panels covering a roof space of 2350 m2.

Information provider: Group Communications

Review date: 11/04/12