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“All Black” SunPower Solar Panels Worcester

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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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Stratford Energy goes all electric with Nissan Leaf

on by jason

Today we have taken delivery of a Nissan Leaf all electric car. The car has been supplied by Arbury Group in Bromsgove

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Solar Panels exceed estimated generation by 12% in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

on by jason

A 3.92kWp Solar PV system installed using 12 x SunPower 327w & SolarEdge Inverter with Power Optimisers is paying off for a customer in Leamington Spa, as one year on the system has exceeded estimated generation by 12%.

SunPower Solar PV panels set the standard in the world of PV with the highest efficiency of 20.1%, the world’s most durable panel with the lowest degradation levels all back up by a combined 25 year performance & workmanship warranty. Back this up with SolarEdge’s inverter & power optimisers which increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module. This also ensures we can monitor each module individually.

The system also included a Solar iBoost which diverts surplus self-generated electricity to the immersion heater providing FREE hot water. Finally we included Owl Intuition PV which allows the client to monitor self generation of the Solar PV as well as the usage of electricity in the home all on one portal.

The client reported this morning on the first anniversary “Thanks for the news! We’re certainly happy with the system … of course I’m going to share this with friends that might be potential clients”

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Air Source Heat Pump & Solar Panels near Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Completed in November 2013, as part of the refurbishment of a farm house in Balscote near Banbury, we installed a Danfoss DHP-AQ Master/Slave Heat Pump to replace an aging oil boiler. Heating was distributed by both Myson Under-floor heating in the new kitchen/dining room and radiators elsewhere. At the sametime we installed a 3.92kWp Solar Photovoltaic system using world leading SunPower panels. One year on and the system has performed very well. The Air Source Heat Pumps have cost approximately £795 to run and the SunPower Solar Panels generated 10% more electricity than estimated. Financially our client is very pleased. What was a £2,500 annual bill for oil is now £795 for heating and hot water. There is also the added benefit that the system is eligible to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This is a Government Incentive to help consumers invest in renewable energy and come away from fossil fuel heating. In this case the client will receive £1,460 per annum for 7 years; a total of £10,200!!!! The Solar panels have been registered to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme which pays for the energy generated. In year one this has earned the client a further £550 and will be paid for the next 20 years!!! All in all a very happy customer. If you are considering a refurbishment or new build then do not hesitate to contact us on 01789 262411 to discuss your requirements.

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Solar Panels in Leamington Spa recommendation

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Following a recent installation of a 5.60kWp Solar panel system in Leamington Spa we have received a recommendation via Renewable Energy Consumer Site YouGen
The system consisted of 20 x R280 “all black” SunEdison Solar Panels with an SMA Solar Inverters SB5000TL inverter.
The customer comments included “really helpful & polite installers”. To read the full review click here >

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Commercial Solar for your Business

on by jason

Is your business missing out on SunPower Solar?
Two of the World’s greatest investors choose SunPower Solar.
Apple has invested in over 230 acres of Solar plant to power its Data Centres in America.
Warren Buffet, probably the World’s greatest philanthropists has invested in the World’s largest Solar Park (579 MegaWatts) using the World’s leading SunPower Solar Panels.
To read more on the above SunPower Solar
To find out how you can join the Solar Revolution call 01789 262411

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Solar PV Panels Perform above expectation near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

on by jason

In one month’s time a Solar PV system installed in Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-upon-Avon, using Schueco Panels & SMA Inverter will be 3 year’s old.

It has already delivered over 10% more FREE electricity than expected , a guaranteed Tax FREE income & reduced the customer’s electricity bill.

Wishing to continue their energy saving “journey” the client is now ordering an Electric Car so we have recently installed an OLEV funded Electric Car Charging point.

“estimated generation for 3 years was 8,118kWh. Customer reports 21/10/14 that it actually generated 9,002kWh which “makes me happy!!”

For information on how we can help reduce your energy consumption please call 01789 262411

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