Deltor Communications, asked us to design a system to reduce their electricity bill for their printing operation in Saltash. The main challenge was the time of year of installation and their exposed site.
The system comprised of 480 salt tolerant panels from BISOL and a pair of 60kW inverters from KACO.
Good project management ensured the delivery of the panels and inverters direct from the factories in Slovenia and Germany respectively.
The challenge for this job was fitting as many panels as we could onto a hipped roof, where the south and west sections that had been chosen were essentially triangular. The solution was to use Trienergia panels which come in triangle and rectangle shapes, which when combined allowed us to get maximum coverage - but not only that; the triangular panels look much better on this shape of roof!
This was an interesting installation challenge! Due to access problems, we could only place scaffolding at the front of the buiding, whilst the sunniest part of the roof was the rear, which faced almost due west. The client asked us what results they could hope to acheive with this restriction on mind, and after calcultions were made, we were pleased to see that they would make over £500 in Feed in Tariff each year, as well as saving £350 on electricity bills! The system will have paid for itself in 7 years, and then make a profit for the following 13 years.
We have just completed a 50kWp installation on the Plymouth School of Creative Arts, for Lorne Stewart, consisting of 200 Axitec 250Wp modules, fixed to a K2 mounting frame. The inverter is three phase Kaco Powador 60.0 TL3. The system is expected to pay for itself within 4 years, with a minimum £250,000 return after 20 years.
It took a team of four only a few days to install the modules on and it looks great!
Like most small clubs, unincorporated associations and community groups energy bills can form a significant part of an organisation's running costs. The members of Amersham & Chiltern Rugby, decided a smarter way to support their club was through investing in a solar electric system to reduce the clubs bills and provide a return to those members willing to invest.
Our client was concerned of the effects of increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and was keen to mitigate some of the impact from electricity generation by installing a solar electricity system to generated their own electricity locally without the emissions associated with transmission and fossil fuel based generation. The difficulty was that they lived in a listed property.
Our client, the contractor R.J. Leighfield & Sons Ltd of Royal Wootton Bassett, was involved in the construction of a new build domestic dwelling for a private client. Their client was keen to reduce their energy bills further and thus was interested in solar electricity but was also keen to maintain the aesthetic of the rood of their new property.
Our client, the contractorR.J. Leighfield & Sons Ltdof Royal Wootton Bassett, was tendering for a new sports hall for Pinewood School and set the design engineers in R-ECO the challenge of maximising the output when the roof was at times partly shaded.
Our client was keen to have a system that would have a good asthetic and had originally looked at Solarcentury's c21e roof integrated module for which R-ECO is an approved installer. However with so many gables and pitches a c21e system would have been small and had a poor return.
Instead R-ECO proposed a product from Trienergia that consists of triangular (nearly) and square (almost) modules that enabled much more of the roofspace to be used and also being all black still had a good appearance.