BAE Systems’s Facade Goes Solar

BAE Systems Hägglunds, a subsidiary of Swedish defence contractor BAE Systems AB, needed to replace the aging façade of its main facility in Örnsköldsvik. Sensing an opportunity to combine this essential maintenance task with reducing power costs and embracing innovative renewable energy sources, BAE Systems Hägglunds chose to implement a PV installation to double up as a new facade.

To bring this project to fruition, BAE Systems Hägglunds chose to partner with Trina Solar, distributor Selga (part of the Rexel Group) and engineering firm Goodtech. After Selga proposed the façade-integrated solution, Trina Solar was able to assist in providing a forward-thinking solution that was both functional in terms of power yield and effective in terms of its aesthetic appeal.

The installation process included a full review of the BAE Systems Hägglunds facility, resulting in Trina Solar’s cutting-edge Honey M technology being employed to maximise yield in all conditions, including low-light performance.

The completed project has enabled BAE Systems Hägglunds to make pioneering changes to the way it powers its facilities, as well as improve its external appearance. With a projected annual energy output of 312 MWh, fully consumed on site, the new installation is set to significantly reduce the company’s reliance on non-renewable energy sources.