The University of West London aims to be climate-neutral by 2030 and installed 580 Triple Solar PVT heat pump panels to that end. Which will lead to energy savings of more than 500 tonnes of CO2 per year.


The project

The project involved the installation of 580 PVT heat pump panels and other energy efficiency improvements at the four university sites. Obsolete gas boilers were replaced to reduce nitrogen oxide pollution and improve air quality at key sites in Ealing and Brentford. At the St Mary’s Road Campus, old boilers were replaced with heat pumps, which together with PVT heat pump panels provide renewable energy.


The installation is considered the world’s largest PVT installation. The PVT heat pump panels work together with heat pumps to reduce an estimated 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The system generates enough energy to heat 70 homes or millions of cups of tea.



CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 60 per cent compared to 2005, for which the University of West London was awarded the ECO Campus Platinum Award for sustainability. The university was also recognised by the Energy Managers Association with a Highly Commended Award.

A financial contribution of £5 million from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme made this project possible. The university remains committed to a greener future.