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The BP Solar Showcase was built in six weeks to coincide with the G8 Summit in Birmingham in May 1998. The form of the building is driven by the south-facing solar roof/wall, which is curved and angled. The building has now been re-located to Baglan Bay, South Wales, as a permanent visitor centre for an energy park 

BP-Solar-ShowcaseSource: Arup

Project BP Solar Showcase BP-Solar-Showcase2
Location Birmingham and Baglam Bay (UK)
Latitude 52° 4', 51° 6'
Completion year
1998
Architect Arup+Ove Arup & Partners
Type Showcase
Category New
Surroundings Urban
Technology Monocrystalline
Installed power
15 kWp 
Orientation south
PV module
BP Solarex
Dimensions N/A
Transparency
Opaque