Bentley Motors to build the UK’s largest solar-powered car port

CGI of how the car port will look

Bentley Motors to build the UK’s largest solar-powered car port

Bentley Motors has announced that construction has commenced on the UK’s largest ever solar-powered car port at Bentley’s factory headquarters in Crewe, UK.

The installation of 10,000 solar panels, with a capacity of 2.7MW, will take approximately six months to complete. Once completed, the car port - which covers Bentley’s colleague car park - will take Bentley’s energy system to 30,815 solar panels. This includes the 20,815 panel roof top installation completed in 2013.

Commenting on the installation, Peter Bosch, Bentley’s member of the board for manufacturing, said: “We continue to focus on new initiatives that reinforce our commitment to the environment, whether this is introducing alternative powertrain technologies in future models, or our award-winning work to reduce the environmental impact of our factory.”