Case studies

Solar Helps Rugby Club Give Energy Bills the Boot

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.

Installation on a Grade 2 Listed Property

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.

Solar Looks Good

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.

Shaded Sports Hall Roof, Oxfordshire

Our client, the contractor R.J. Leighfield & Sons Ltd of Royal Wootton Bassett, was tendering for a new sports hall for Pinewood School and set the design enginners in R-ECO the challenge of maximising the output when the roof was at times partly shaded.

Gabled Roof, Oxfordshire

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.

On The Map

Put your business on the electric vehicle (EV) charging point map.  Business, particularly those in the tourism and leisure industry, are always seeking new ways to get ahead of the competition and raise their profile.  A novel way is to install an EV charging point.  Call us for more information.

Solar Flowering

Lower Shaw Farm recently powered down with a new solar photovoltaic system. The farm hosts activities and courses ranging from weekend breaks to week-long events, and one-day workshops.  There are things for grown-ups, children, and anyone in between.

Mevagissey St Peter's Church

New legislations dictate that all liveable buildings must have an Energy Performance Certificate with the exception of schools and community buildings, as they tend to be difficult to fully assess and are usually ideal for Solar PV due to the nature of their use. This exemption does not however, include churches.

Ground Mounted System to Power Caravans

 This beautiful ground mounted system was put up in around 4 days - with all cabling protected to ensure any animals (especially lamas) did not chew through them! The 10Kwp system produces around 8584 kwh per year to power the farm and caravan sites.

 

Cornwall's Largest PV Roof Installation

 

The Renewable Energy Co-operative installs Cornwalls's Largest OFGEM Registered Roof Mounted PV Installation on Prestigious Truro School.

The 1st August saw yet another government reduction in the FiTs (feed-in-tariffs)  and with this came a rush of projects in the months leading up to it. The Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) experienced an increase in sales over June and July and worked tirelessly to ensure all projects were completed before the deadline.

 

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