SCC installs 737kWp PV to supply Birmingham data centre with Conrad Energy

SCC, the leading international IT solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Conrad Energy, a global provider of renewable energy solutions, to install solar panels at its flagship CV1 data centre facility in Birmingham. The move is part of SCC’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.

The 737kWp roof-mounted solar-PV system will provide a significant amount of renewable energy to the data centre, reducing the amount of electricity that needs to be sourced from traditional energy sources. The panels are installed on the roof of the CV1 facility, and will create 130 tonnes of carbon savings in the first year.

SCC has been committed to sustainability for many years, and has already implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact. This new partnership with Conrad will further enhance SCC’s sustainability efforts, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to using renewable energy sources wherever possible.

It also aligns with Rigby Group’s (SCC’s parent company) ambition to decarbonise operations across its entire portfolio, with a target to become Net Zero by 2040. Rigby Group has recently launched Project Sequoia to progress this important work.

Paul Southall, Head of Sustainability and Projects at SCC, commented on the partnership: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Conrad and successfully installed solar panels at our CV1 data centre facility. Using renewable energy to power our operations is an important step forward in our ongoing sustainability efforts. This development will not only benefit SCC, but also the environment and the wider community.

“Data centres account for around 2% of all global carbon emissions. This landmark green energy project is the latest step in decarbonising our Group operations, demonstrating our commitment to a greener future and achieving Net Zero by 2040. The project feeds directly into two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which we promote as a part of the United Nations Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.”

Additional benefits to SCC include lower operating costs due to significant savings on energy and price certainty amid energy price volatility. It also allows green credentials to be passed on to its UK data centre customers.

The installation of the solar panels has been completed and will make a significant contribution to reducing SCC’s carbon footprint. The company is committed to continuing to explore new ways to reduce its environmental impact, and to using renewable energy sources.

About SCC

SCC simplifies the complex of IT solutions for global businesses as Europe’s largest independent IT group. It helps clients succeed through IT transformation and exceptional customer experiences.

Operating out of 65+ locations in the UK, France, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam, SCC delivers limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors.

SCC provides multi-award-winning cloud services, digital workplace, cyber security, and software solutions to customers in a broad range of public and private industry sectors. It aspires to be the most customer and employee centric IT systems integrator.

SCC is trusted to discover, design, supply, implement, manage, and optimise IT that supports European economies through enduring partnership, driven by curiosity and inspired by innovation.

About Conrad Energy

A full-service Independent Power Producer (IPP), Conrad Energy own and operate more than 60 sites across the UK hosting 700MW of flexible generation and more than 150MW of battery storage. With more than 22 sites in construction our growing portfolio and team makes us a market leader across the board, from energy markets, to technology, regulation and finance. We are dedicated to supporting critical national infrastructure and the UKʼs energy transition to net zero by 2050. We can supply power from the grid to our commercial customers and optimise generation assets through our trading desk, helping the UK meet challenge of navigating the energy trilemma.

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