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Solar Hospital, Leamington Spa, UK – SunPower Case Study

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Our 49.70kWp Solar Photovoltaic System on the Rehabilitation Hospital in Leamington Spa has been chosen as the UK Case Study on the SunPower website. Click Here

For more on the project click here

 

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SunPower Solar at Ettington Community Centre performs above expectations, Warwickshire

on by Jason

The 30kWp SunPower Solar PV system at Ettington Community Centre is a year old this week and has performed above expectations.

Estimated generation of FREE electricity was 24,755kWh but it has actually generated 27,677kWh.

For more information on how you can benefit from Solar for your home, business or community centre call 01789 262411.

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Commercial Solar PV Panels, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

on by Jason

Installed on the 27th March 2014 for Holdsworth Windows in Shipston-on-Stour the 22.44kWp Solar PV system has already exceeded the estimated generation by over 11%.

We were contacted in February 2014 by the client as they wished to reduce their energy consumption. We installed 88 x Schueco 255w panels with 2 x SMA STP9000TL Tri-Power inverters.

The estimated annual generation was 19,030kWh. With still 3 weeks to go before the system’s first anniversary it has already generated over 21,500kWh of FREE electricity.

The client is extremely happy as they will also receive a 20 year guaranteed income for the generation alone as well as the considerable saving to their energy bill and also the green credentials owing to their reduced carbon footprint. What’s not to like with commercial solar??? You will even struggle to see the panels!!!!

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SunPower Solar PV outperforms predictions, Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire

on by Jason

We have received the following feedback from a customer on the anniversary of his SunPower​ Solar Panel with SolarEdge​ panel optimisation installation.

“It has Generated 3,633kWh which has returned £625.60 – this is nearly 15% up on the estimated 3,108kWh

My electric bill has reduced by £177

My oil usage has gone down as I fitted a device which switches on the immersion heater when there is excess electric, this one is pretty hard to quantify but I would normally use about 300 litres over the summer months at the price I paid for it when I last filled up  53ppl  comes to £159

This gives me a Total saving over the last year of £961.60 which if I look at the return on the installation £7,700  (including removing the chimney) gives me 12.48% and a payoff time of 8 years, it will probably be better this year as I did not fit the device for the immersion heater until May,

I am extremely pleased with the results.”

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Biomass Boiler & District Heating System – Knowle, West Midlands

on by Jason

Working to a specification provided by Greenway & Partners we were asked to design a Biomass heating system that could provide a peak heat output of 180kW to provide heating and hot water to thirteen brand new build premium houses on a gated estate near Knowle, West Midlands developed by Spitfire Construction.

Working with Davis & Birch mechanical engineers we designed and installed two ETA PEK 90kW wood pellet boilers in a dedicated plant room that has 4,400litres of buffer storage that will distribute heating via a district heating pipe around the thirteen homes. The installation allowed for each boiler to work independently depending on heating demand allowing for equal ware but when demand increase they would cascade together to increase heating output.

The plant room has two integral sloping floor pellet stores that via auger provide fuel automatically to each boiler.

The whole system is connected via ETA’s meinETA which allows for remote maintenance & control.

To ensure total fail safe there is also an LPG boiler to provide emergency backup if there is a catastrophic failure of the two ETA boilers.

As the system is a district heating system the client will be able to claim the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive which will pay over £400,000 for the next 20 years.

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SunPower Solar Panels Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire “extremely professional & attentive”

on by Jason

We have received the following feedback from a customer who we installed a Solar PV system for before Christmas:

“We were very glad we went with a local firm. They were extremely professional & attentive taking great care in ensuring our needs were met. The installation team were excellent, again pure professionals. We cannot rate Stratford Energy Solutions more highly and would recommend them without hesitation.”

The system used 12 x SunPower E20 327w Solar Panels (3.92kWp) with SolarEdge inverter & power optimisers which ensures maximum generation as well as individual panel monitoring.


Call 01789 262411 to find out how you can join the #solarrevolution

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“All Black” SunPower Solar Panels Worcester

on by Jason

We are often asked what we think is the best sub 4kWp Solar PV system. Currently we think it is 12 x SunPower World Standard for Solar X20 327w (3.92kWp) “All Black” panels with SolarEdge Solar Panel Optimisation panel optimisation & inverter.
Recently installed in Worcester this customer was keen to have an aesthetically pleasing system as it was on the front of his house. The Sunpower answered this owing to its “All Black” finish and 20.1% efficiency the visual impact was low. This panel also has world leading degradation rates backed up by a combined 25year performance & product warranty.
The SolarEdge power optimisers ensure each panel performs at its peak MPP ensuring maximum generation, but also allow for individual panel monitoring.
The result is maximum energy generation from less than 20sqm of roof space with little visual impact.
Energy management was further enhanced by the addition of a Solar iBoost which diverts surplus self-generated electricity to power power the immersion providing FREE hot water.

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Solar PV panels perform well Bidford on Avon

on by Jason

Feedback from customer this afternoon on Twitter:

“Passed 4000kWh generated on @ PV panels installed 13 months ago by @ estimate was for 3163kWh so 32% extra not bad!”

Join the #solar revolution by calling 01789 262411

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Solar Panels in Warwick perform 15% above estimates

on by Jason

One year on this Solar Photovoltaic system installed in Warwick has performed 15% above estimated generation.

To maximise generation we had to overcome two hurdles:

  • Small roof area
  • Early morning shading

The small roof area was not a problem for us as we are Premier Partners with SunPower; the world standard for Solar. Their world leading E20 327w panel meant we only required 10 panels for 3.27kWp.

The influence of early morning shading was reduced by using a SolarEdge inverter & power optimisers. The power optimizers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimizers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance.

Result – over 15% more FREE electricity generated than estimated helping to reduce the client’s energy bills as well as providing a 20 year tax free income!!!

For more information give us a call 01789 262411

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First 8 days driving our Nissan Leaf Electric Car

on by Jason

We have had our Nissan Leaf for 8 days and covered 256 miles. The on-board computer tells us that we have covered 3.6miles for every kWh of electricity used to charge the batteries.

So how much has it cost to run?

  • Our electricity costs us 11p/kWh so as 71.11 kWh have been used to charge the batteries, the cost has been £7.82.
  • However, if we consider the Solar PV Panels we have on our roof have provided 50% of that energy then the cost is £3.91.
  • We do get paid via the Feed-in Tariff for generating the electricity so at today’s rate we would get paid £5.11.
  • Real cost means we are “in pocket” £1.20.

To find out more about electric cars, charging points, Solar PV Panels & other energy saving measures call 01789 262411

 

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