Mott MacDonald building experts have unveiled their solar power generating system for Glasgow’s Sheriff Court.

Mott MacDonald was appointed by the Scottish Court Service to provide project management, mechanical and electrical performance design, cost planning, quantity surveying, technical advice and reviewing services for the project, which, it is claimed, will significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint.

Mott MacDonald’s project director, Gilles Charbonnier commented: “Mott MacDonald is proud to have contributed its energy expertise to such a significant scheme. It is a shining example of how low carbon technology can be used to reduce costs and utilities consumption, and improve an existing building’s green credentials.”

MacDonald added: “The installation is hoped to have a working life of around 50 years, and it could provide around one fifth of the building’s annual electricity demand once all the efficiency measures planned for the court are in place. By working with Mott MacDonald to find a sustainable solution to their energy needs, the Scottish Court Service is providing strong leadership in meeting the carbon targets of the future.”

The system has been active since April, and constitutes Scotland’s largest solar power generating system.