2012 - December 2012

Free energy and cash back for Sheffield charity – 11/12/12


Henry Boot Construction’s Renewables Division, Tropo, has teamed up with Autism Plus to design and install a solar PV system that will deliver free electricity at the charity’s premises in Sheffield.

Not only will the charity benefit from free electricity during the working day, they will generate cash from the Government’s feed-in tariff for the next 20 years and save 3.6 tonnes of CO2 per annum thanks to the system, designed and installed by Tropo.

Autism Plus, part of the Adsetts Partnership, purchased the former Whitbread Exchange Brewery on Bridge Street in the city back in March and set about refurbishing and adapting the property for corporate office space and the provision of day care services for their clients.

The charity chose Tropo for their renewables elements because of their excellent reputation in this field, back up by 126 years of building expertise from Henry Boot.

The installation was not straightforward due to the height of the building and the complexity of having both pitched and flat roofing to mount the panels on.

The project was completed through grant funding awarded by the Scottish Power Green Energy Trust and Naturesave Trust. 

“We all wanted to make the building more energy efficient and explored various ways of achieving this goal, including solar PV panels on the highest building in the complex. The Tropo team did a first class job and delivered the project on time and to a strict budget.”

Philip Bartey, Group CEO at the Adsetts Partnership

For more information on Tropo visit www.tropo.co.uk and follow on Twitter @TropoRenewables