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Renewables

To achieve our carbon reduction targets and protect our environment from the use of fossil fuels, the University aims to champion renewable energy as much as possible.

To this end, we already have:

  • Over 2,480 solar photovoltaic panels across the campus, with plans to increase this to over 5919m2 by the end of 2019 across exciting new building projects.
  • 2 wind turbines on campus. One is located by the Vice-Chancellor’s House, and the other by one of the Estates Facilities. The latter has been constructed by a student-ran society at Warwick: Engineers Without Borders.
  • Solar thermal panels located on the Sherbourne and Redfern roofs, and on top of the Engineering Department building.

Visualising Warwick's renewable energy

Our renewable energy sources generate enough power to run 125 homes for a year (based on 4,000kWh/household annually). The area they cover is…

  • The equivalent of 32 tennis courts.
  • 400 times as big as a parking space.
  • The equivalent of 17 IMAX screens.
  • 1,100,000 times the size of a Post-it® Note.

Future projects will also look to install panels where possible on current and future builds. You can view our solar panel map  , which shows how renewables are integral to our all-new National Automotive Innovation Centre and Sports and Wellness Hub.

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