Expected to produce some 37 MWh of power annually, the system was installed by EvoEnergy on the rooftop of the new à‚£11.8 million ($17 million) Innovation Centre.
In total, 212 Risen 250 Wp panels were installed covering more than 350 m2. The building also includes air-source heat pumps, natural ventilation and a floodwater drainage system.
The site, known as Infinity Park, is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce, Derby City Council and developers Cedar House and Wilson Bowden Developments.
James Clifford, National Account Manager for EvoEnergy, commented: ‘The fact that its design has had sustainability at its heart from the very beginning serves as an inspiration to other firms with green ambitions.’