National Museum Wales PV Projects


In 2023, National Museum of Wales appointed Burroughs to undertake feasibility studies for the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) panels at three of its historic sites: St Fagans National Museum of History, Big Pit National Coal Museum and National Collections Centre Nantgarw. The implementation of PV energy usage at the sites is intended to support National Museum of Wales’s well-being objectives under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, along with aligning with National Museum of Wales’s Strategy 2030.

Burroughs led a multidisciplinary consultant team through the feasibility studies considering factors such as land ownership, capital costs, solar yield, payback, funding options, planning matters and buildability. Burroughs also led early engagement with National Grid and Salix Finance to align the feasibility options with the existing electrical network infrastructure and Salix funding criteria, which are planned to be secured for the project. The feasibility reports provided to the Client described the options identified for each site, the evaluation and scoring of each option and the recommended next steps.

Following the completion of the feasibility reports, Burroughs is procuring and managing site investigations to enable the design development, in the near future.

Client / Project TEam

National Museum Wales