NI’s largest rooftop solar array powers up

Kingspan Energy has unveiled what it claims to be the largest rooftop solar array in Northern Ireland. The 1.3MW installation at Kingspan Environmental’s plant at Portadown in County Armagh includes more than 4,800 solar panels. The project is expected to generate 1.1GWh of electricity every year, producing enough electricity to meet 30% of the site’s […]

Lid lifted on £5bn business savings with rooftop solar

British businesses could save more than £5 billion per year on their electricity bills with rooftop solar PV systems, according to solar installers. Just putting solar on two-thirds of the country’s south-facing commercial roof space of around 2,500km2 would meet today’s electricity demand, reckons Kingspan Energy. The study draws on Government figures and performance data from existing UK solar […]

Airtight argument for energy saving buildings from Kingspan

There’s an airtight argument for saving energy – and it’s all about envelopes. Insulation heavyweight Kingspan says businesses can cut energy by making their workspaces carbon neutral with airtight insulation “envelopes”. Peter Turley, Business Unit Manager of Kingspan Energy says: “Buildings that are carbon neutral are designed in a way that reduces their demand for […]

Insulated panels cushion Kingspan to better than expected results

International building materials company Kingspan has posted better than expected financial results for the first six months of the year. Revenue was up 13% to €858.4 million (£735 million) and trading profits increased 6% to €55.9 million (£47.9 million). Shares in the insulation giant rose by more than 6% on the Irish Stock Exchange on […]

Wind customers suffer knockout blow

The wind sector will receive an unlikely boost from turbine manufacturer Proven Energy collapsing, although the same can’t be said for its customers, according to the managing director of Myriad CEG. Last month Proven Energy stopped sales of its Proven 35-2 turbine after finding a defect in three machines and forced the company’s collapse. Irish […]

Renewables firm in £47m expansion

Solar power equipment manufacturer Kingspan Renewables has unveiled a £47m expansion in Northern Ireland. The company will create 163 jobs in Portadown in a bid to quadruple sales in the next five years. Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster made the jobs announcement as she officially opened the company’s new advanced manufacturing facility. She said […]