Renewable Energy Generation

The University has installed 157 Kw Peak capacity of renewable electricity generating solar panels. To date (5th September 2023) our solar panels have produced 989,295 kilowatt hours of renewable energy since 2010, averaged across daylight hours, we are generating around 30Kw's per hour or 120,000 Kwh's per annum.

Since 2010 the University of Bedfordshire has been generating its own renewable energy for use on campus. The University uses 100% of its 'ZERO CARBON' generated electricity on campus.

Photo-voltaic Solar Panels

All of the University's renewable energy generation comes from Solar Panels, the University also uses Combined Heat and Power Plants at Bedford and Luton to generate electricity, but this is considered to be low carbon.

There are currently five solar panel installations at the University.

  1. Luton Campus Centre - 3 Kw Installed in November 2009
  2. Luton Post Graduate Centre - 36 Kw Installed February 2013
  3. Bedford Gateway Building -24 Kw Installed November 2014
  4. Luton Library - 51 Kw Installed July 2016
  5. Luton STEM Building - 43 Kw Installed June 2019

Luton Post-Graduate Centre

Solar Panels on Postgraduate Centre

Luton Campus Centre

Campus Centre Solar Panels

Luton Campus Library

Luton Library Solar Panels

Luton Campus STEM Building

Bedford Campus Gateway Building

Bedford campus Gateway Building

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