A few weeks ago the UniSolar team headed up to the roofs of SOAS and Senate House together with solar installers Joju. We took this rare adventure on the university roofs to work out some of the plans and feasibility of expanding our project onto them in the future.
The main SOAS roof itself seems the most promising panel territory, once it becomes available. There’s a lot of space up there with great potential for harnessing the sun’s power, especially with very few taller buildings nearby to cast a shadow.
The Senate House roof holds a bit more excitement. There are multiple roofs and layers which have some possibility to accommodate solar panels. Of course, Senate House is a different leasing situation, given that it is owned by the greater University of London, but they seem supportive so far. This landmark tower could be an exciting part of our project!
The tour also had some extra delights for the team, with us getting an interesting tour of not only the roofs of the two buildings, but also a view from the very top of Senate House where we could see almost all of London on a quite clear - albeit windy and cold - day.
It was an interesting next step in the development of the project, and we’re continuing to make strides. Thank you to the guys from SOAS and Senate House for showing us all around!