In February 2019 the roof of the National Space Centre got an exciting make over and it is now home to over 700 solar panels.
The solar energy will directly power the running of the National Space Centre, generating approximately 174,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, and saving 67,000 kilograms of carbon.
These solar panels almost completely offset our carbon footprint on the sunniest days and are part of a wider effort by the National Space Centre to become more environmentally sustainable.
As well as reducing the amount of carbon used, these panels will also provide shade to the building, helping cool the building down. The largest energy usage currently in the Centre is air conditioning, and therefore the solar panels will reduce how much air conditioning is required.