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DEKRA UK offsets 26 tonnes of CO2 per year with solar installation

24 Aug 2022

From September, DEKRA UK will generate green electricity via a large-scale solar panel installation to its Organisational and Process Safety site in Southampton

The project, in partnership with industrial solar specialists Absolar includes laboratory and office locations and is projected to decrease their carbon footprint by 26 tonnes of CO2 or 1,215 trees per year.
A full solar potential survey using combined technologies - LIDAR (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellite imagery, and AI-powered irradiance modelling have established the optimal panel type and configuration for maximum energy returns. The 296-panel installation will generate 114 MWh/y with a peak potential of 133 kWp.
DEKRA UK Managing Director Stephen Rowe is delighted to be progressing this project on the prestigious University of Southampton Science Park​.
“How can a business like ours that promotes a strong focus on sustainability look itself in the mirror when it isn’t doing all it can to minimise it’s carbon footprint? As well as being morally and ethically the right thing to do, it is also financially beneficial to the business in the long term. The investment sends a message to our customers that we practice what we preach in striving to meet our corporate mission of being the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world.”
The solar installation is planned to go live in September 2022 after a 6-week installation and commissioning phase.
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About DEKRA Organisational & Process Safety
DEKRA Organisational and Process Safety is a behavioural change and process safety consultancy company. Working in collaboration with our clients, our approach is to assess the process safety and influence the safety culture with the aim of ‘making a difference´. Our value-adding and practical approach integrates specialist process safety management, engineering and testing. We seek to educate and grow client competence to vide sustainable performance improvement; partnering with our clients we combine technical expertise with a passion for life preservation, harm reduction and asset protection. We are part of DEKRA SE, a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 45,000 employees in 60 countries and five continents. As a part of the world’s leading expert organisation DEKRA, we are the global partner for a safe world. We have offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.