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British Car Park Company Installs the Largest Urban Solar Array in the UK

Posted By Lola Wilson On November 13, 2012 @ 2:30 pm In energy efficiency,Environment,Reader Submitted Content,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments

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Working to counter the inherently environmentally destructive nature of a car-based commute, British firm Town Centre Car Parks [1] has committed to making their public car parks environmentally friendly by installing the largest urban solar photovoltaic array in the UK. Situated on the roof of the Clarence Dock multi-story car park in Leeds city center, the system provides 15% of the car park’s electricity, reducing carbon emissions by 55 tonnes each year. The company is also trialling the use of LED lighting [2] in some of their car parks to further reduce their impact on the environment. Additionally, Town Center has started to install electric vehicle [3] charging stations in their car parks.

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[1] Town Centre Car Parks: http://towncentrecarparks.com/pages/keep-it-green

[2] LED lighting: http://inhabitat.com/green-lighting

[3] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicles

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