Fenchurch Street, London

2014 saw the installation of 250 modules on top of London’s newest skyscrapers, 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as ‘The Walkie Talkie Building’. We engaged with Evo Energy during 2013 to develop suitable engineering solutions to fix each 200wp solar panel to the curved steel fins of the building’s roof situated 38 storeys up, making it one of the highest solar installations completed in the UK.

This completely bespoke mounting system uses our Mounting Rail Direct profile as a base connection point, which fixes to the steel fins with specially specified screws. The client requested that no module clamps were to be visible, so our solution utilised the mounting holes on the rear of the solar panel’s frame, creating an elegant 50kWp solar array.

During the installation we provided on-site support to the four fully harness trained installers, something that we always offer as part of our service.

This has been one of our most high profiled installation sites where we’ve created unique solar mounting solutions, adding to our portfolio of bespoke projects throughout the UK and Europe. With our in-house technical design team, we have vast experience across many construction based fields such as, architecture, engineering and planning. This means that we can provide an answer for most installation situations.

Click here to watch a time-lapse video of the installation.

Credit Oran O’Reilly