Solar panels are helping the environment and saving money at Worthy Down.
A total of 1,625 photovoltaic roof panels have been erected on four new buildings at Worthy Down, on the site of the new Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration.
The panels, which will produce 413,307kWh of electricity annually, will save the base almost £58,000 per year. This saving is equivalent to powering 133 domestic properties for a year.
Paul Weale, Project Director for Skanska, said: “Skanska recently announced its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions on its projects by 2045, including its supply chain. It’s a core part of our whole approach to construction. The initiative to install solar panels at Worthy Down demonstrates how being environmentally conscious and cost conscious can be entirely aligned.”
Worthy Down is currently home to The Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) and HQ Adjutant General’s Corps. The completion of the new facilities will see personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force all training at the site. Having all three services training at one site allows for the sharing of resources, technology and learning.
Skanska’s work at Worthy Down is part of a two-part scheme which forms Project Wellesley. Skanska is also a partner in the second part of the project, the development of a new community called Mindenhurst at the former Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey.