Renewable Energy Generation

The University has installed 157 Kw Peak capacity of renewable electricity generating solar panels. To date (8th August 2022) our solar panels have produced more than 868,682 kilowatt hours of renewable energy since 2010, at peak output we are generating around 45Kw's per hour.

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

Renewable Energy Contracts

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.

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

Bedford Campus Gateway Building

Bedford campus Gateway Building

People and Planet 1st award class 2021 - 2022 University League

We are A Fair Trade University 2019

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Eco Campus Platinum Award for Environmental Management System

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