Ministry of Defence MOD Barracks Solar PV Installation
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Ministry of Defence: Project SLAM

Solar PV Installation


Emtec Energy were appointed Principal Contractor to install 203kWp of solar PV for the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This installation took place in five locations, including four barracks and a garage, throughout England. As this assignment was five separate projects, the installations spanned over a year and a half between 2015-2016.

The scope of works included the design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems across the barracks available roof space.

This installation was in conjunction with Project SLAM which aided the refurbishment and new build of many buildings throughout England, helping to improve living accommodation for many military personnel. The total installation is expected to produce an annual yield of 196,848kWh, relating to annual CO₂ reductions of 97,243kg per annum.

As these installations took place in military bases, the power had to be supplied to the buildings on a 24-hour basis. This, accompanied with the high security in the facilities, presented us with several barriers. This was overcome through careful design and installation techniques, while liaising with staff regularly to ensure all works were completed within MOD guidelines.

Site Specific Case Study

Baker Barracks, Thorney Island


The Ministry of Defence wanted to reduce their reliance on the grid to reduce CO₂ emissions and Emtec Energy provided a solution. This included a solar PV installation with an annual expected yield of 66,720kWh, based on PVSol modelling of the array and site location.

Emtec Energy successfully utilised procedures with regards to the control of prohibited items and other security related matters without incident, ensuring any barriers relating to security was resolved swiftly.

The solar PV system was installed across two buildings within Baker Barracks, with panels installed on both south and east facing roofs. The system is comprised of 265 Serpaphim 250W Solar PV modules connected to two 25kW and one 9kW SMA Sunny Tripower DC/AC inverters.

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Ministry of Defence MOD Barracks Solar PV Installation

Panel Type

265 x Serpaphim 250W Solar PV modules

Ministry of Defence MOD Barracks SMA Solar Inverters

Inverter Type

2 x 25kW and 1 x 9kW SMA Sunny Tripower DC/AC inverters

Ministry of Defence MOD Barracks Solar PV Installation

Mounting Structure

This installation included an On-Roof mounting structure on the south and east facing roofs