The Old Shoe Factory

Portland Square Flat Roof Solar Installation

The 30kW solar PV array on this roof will now provide green electricity not to cobblers but to forty luxury flats and apartments created by the redevelopment of the original Excelsior shoe company factory. The regeneration of Portland Square is bringing life to a neglected corner of Georgian Bristol – and the provision of a significant solar PV array will help ensure that the development leaves behind it as small a footprint as possible.

Solar panels on flat roofs are rarely visible from the ground, which can be an important consideration when providing renewable energy solutions for listed buildings such as this.