Tate Modern generates a portion of its electricity by solar power following the installation of a solar system on the roof of the building in September 2015, generously supported by Solarcentury.
The solar system contributes towards Tate’s wider sustainability agenda.
Solarcentury has a very long track-record of delivering challenging and innovative urban solar solutions, so brings a wealth of engineering expertise and a highly skilled project management team for the solar project.
Judith Nesbitt, Director of National & International Programmes, Tate, commented, 'For Tate Modern, Solarcentury’s panels will be another small but important step in making the gallery as sustainable and efficient as possible. Together with our plans for heat recovery and natural ventilation in the new building, we are exploring a whole range of approaches to reducing energy use.'
Frans van den Huevel, CEO at Solarcentury comments:
Becoming a corporate partner of Tate and marking it by installing solar is a perfect opportunity for Solarcentury to bring clean energy to the art world. Electrifying this former power station with its own clean energy system also reflects the global shift currently underway towards cleaner energy sources. It’s encouraging that we’re seeing a wave of solar spreading through London as recognition grows for the benefits of solar, still the most popular clean technology among the British public.