Solar installation to power NSG Group’s European Technical Centre
NSG Group and Lightsource BP have opened a 2.29MWp solar installation at the glassmaker’s European Technical Centre in Lathom, UK. The project, which is fully funded by Lightsource BP, is hard-wired into the private electricity network at Lathom. It is expected to provide some 30% of the site’s annual electricity demand and reduce carbon emissions by 848 tonnes per year.
The project is especially significant for NSG Group, as the installation showcases solar modules from First Solar, one of NSG Group’s largest global customers. The glass within the solar modules was manufactured by NSG Group and the research and development for the glass was conducted at the European Technical Centre itself.