OpTIC Technology Centre

Project Overview

The OpTIC Technology Centre, owned by Wrexham Glyndŵr University and operated by Glyndŵr Innovations, is a landmark building in a setting that inspires creativity, innovation, and a desire to succeed. The centre was constructed in 2005 and it provides R&D as well as serviced innovation facilities for start-up and early-stage companies. It has developed cutting-edge technology with an unparalleled array of highly specialist equipment and laboratory space. Wrexham Glyndwr University is committed to understanding and managing its impact on the environment and therefore announced an environmental strategy to work towards this. Consequently, part of the OpTIC Technology Centres’ commitment to cutting-edge technology was integration into the architecture of their own buildings of an early photovoltaic system.

After twice the expected warrantied life of the original panels, the installation needed refurbishment. Custom Solar with its experience in innovative designs and installation maintenance were chosen to provide the required solution. In August 2021, the team completed the innovative 80-degree wall-mount design with an installation of 312 new panels that will generate 78MWh of energy annually. This project will reduce 14.1 tonnes of CO2 annually at the OpTIC Centre.

How Can We Help You?

Custom Solar LTD designs, installs and maintains nationwide solar systems for corporations and public sector institutions. Our track record of tailoring projects for large-scale commercial clients rely on our creativity, our expertise in engineering, and an industry-leading attitude to health & safety. We value the trust placed in us to provide a solar solution and investment plan for each client that we work with. Whatever your solar energy needs, you can rely on our industry-leading and experienced team to secure a future-proof, renewable and sustainable future for your organization.

Project details

St. Asaph
System Size
104 kWp
Panel Type
355W Mono
Number of Panels
Inverter Manufacturer
Annual System Generation
78 MWh
Annual CO2 Savings
14.1 Tonnes
Completion Date
August 2021

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