Case Study

QinetiQ Headquarters Farnborough

QinetiQ site with ST Solar bollards at night


QinetiQ is one of the world’s largest defence technology contractors. A solution was needed to significantly improve the lighting across their large headquarters site in Farnborough.

There was a lack of quality lighting across the site for pedestrians and vehicles. The existing lighting was also high wattage but low quality.

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Digging trenches for new mains-powered cabling to replace the failed circuits would have caused extensive disruption. It would also have been very costly. The new lighting solution needed to provide quality year round lighting, be easy to deploy and cost effective to run.

Ensuring that installation works had minimal environmental impact was also a major objective. The solution also needed to be environmentally sustainable and significantly help reduce carbon emissions.

The Solution

Products — In Action

  • After a site visit, we developed a full lighting design and proposal, ensuring the new site lighting would reach the British lighting standards.
  • A total of 64 AE3 and AE6 solar street lights and 65 solar bollards were installed, across car parks and walkways – delivering a bright and reliable year round lighting solution without noise, emissions and the need for mains power.
  • Our expert, in-house, installation team carried out the work. It took only 3 weeks to complete and was done in accordance with QinetiQ’s health and safety regulations.
  • This project demonstrates how sustainable solar lighting delivers a year round,
    commercially viable solution that can help towards reaching your sustainability targets.

Products — Feature

  • The Prolectric AE3 and AE6 are high quality, year round, permanent solar-powered LED street lights, with no need for mains electrical power.
  • They can be fitted, or retrofitted, easily, quickly and economically as there is no need to install cables or dig trenches.
  • Fully solar-powered – no carbon emissions, no noise, no electricity bills and minimal maintenance required.
  • The AE3 and AE6 feature a smart controller and Passive Infra Red (PIR) sensor, ensuring the unit lasts from dusk to dawn – even throughout the darkest winter months.
  • Our ST series bollards use the latest LED lights and battery optimisation technology, ensuring bright light for as long as needed.
  • The vandal-resistant bollards have a polycarbonate domed head for strength and durability.


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