|Summary||Tesco builds 20 new stores, with on-site petrol filling stations, each year. Each petrol station occupies a central plot of land, and their canopies provide large roof surfaces that are ideal sites for solar PV systems. The design for the new store in Hucknall, Nottingham transforms the disused colliery site from a brownfield site to a flagship development. The Hucknall store represents ‘Best practice’ in Tesco store design and incorporate trials of innovative environmental technologies.
The Petrol Filling Station incorporates a 15,84 kWp photovoltaic array using SHARP polycrystalline silicon solar modules, generating over 20% of the buildings electrical energy requirements. Designed to be installed on the flat roof portion of the petrol filling station of Tesco’s Hucknall store in Nottinghamshire, the solar PV system has been designed to be fully visible from the forecourt entrances and maximises its solar energy yield.|