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Durham University


COSMA solar panels

In 2023, we installed approximately £1m of solar panel infrastructure on the site hosting the data centre, to provide power for COSMA, helping to offset CO2, in conjuncation with Durham University Estates and Facilities.

Installed facilities include panels situated on:

  • Confluence building
  • Collingwood college Alnwick building
  • Collingwood college Richmond building

85% of the power produced is to be used by COSMA to offset electricty costs for a 10 year period commencing April 2024.

The funding for this project was received from UKRI for DiRAC Federation projects and is a trail-blazing project which could see other such schemes across the UK.