Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

An investment in solar energy will help tenants at Bermuda’s premier shopping mall and office complex save money, Washington Properties said today.

As part of a major upgrade of Washington Mall, owners Washington Properties are installing bi-facial solar panels on the roof of one of their buildings.

Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager of Washington Properties [Bermuda] Limited, said the project was about cost as well as environmental issues.

Steven Douglas BE Solar’s Project Manager, Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager of Washington Properties [Bermuda] Limited, Washington Properties’ Maintenance Manager Mark Wood and BE Solar’s Install Manager Joshun Stovell, on the roof where the solar panels are being installed.

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“The roof was cleared recently as part of our renovations and we are using that space to install 120 high quality SolarWorld BiSun bifacial panels that are incredibly robust and guaranteed to produce energy for the next 30 years.

“We expect to make savings of about $17,000 a year on our energy costs once the system is up and running. These savings will be passed along to our tenants,” said Mr Slaughter.

Washington Properties is investing more than $8 million in a major upgrade of Washington Mall, which will include new shop fronts as well as behind the scenes improvements to the infrastructure.

Mr Slaughter added: “Bringing overheads down is important to any business, but we also wanted to demonstrate a commitment to the environment by deciding to install solar panels.

“It was felt that as the economy appeared to be improving that now was the right time to make the investment.”

Washington Properties’ Maintenance Manager Mark Wood, said: “The installation looks great. We appreciated the careful attention to detail and excellent customer relations that BE Solar provided us”.

The project is being completed by Bermudian energy company BE Solar and Sales & Engineering Director, Travis Burland, said: “This project is another excellent partnership by an organisation that is leading by example to install solar, to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuel.

“It was a sincere pleasure working with Washington Properties to help them save money and address climate change with a high quality and robust solar solution.”

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