Since 2009 the University of Bedfordshire has been generating its own renewable energy for use on campus. The University does not export any of its renewable electricity generation.
The University purchases all of its electricity from the Ofgem regulated REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin scheme) certified supplies. REGO certified electricity contracts give the University certainty that 100% of its electricity is backed by renewable electricity generation such as wind and solar farms.
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 four solar panel installations at the University with a fifth due for completion in early 2019.
The University has 157 kilowatt capacity of renewable energy generating solar panels. To date (1st June 2019) existing solar panels have produced more than 435,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy since November 2010.