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 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.
Our client wanted to qualify for the highest feed-in-tarriffs before the cut in August. However as an Energy Performance Certificate was required to receive the Feed in Tariff. Therfore an energy assessment was carried out by R-ECO in order to determine the energy efficiency of the property.
Our client had limited and shaded roofspace thus a conventional roof mounted system would have been small and had a limited return. The answer was a discreet ground mounted system contained within an existing hedged area of our client's garden.
The system could therefore be positioned to optimise both the angle and orientation of the array in order to maximise the performance.
“Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou to all for making it possible for us to sell our electricity back to the grid we have been waiting a long time for this and are over the moon with the co-operation from R-ECO”
Mr & Mrs Flemming
"This is just to say thank you again, to you and Andy, for giving up your time and talking to our FdSc in Renewable Energy Technology students yesterday. We found it fascinating listening to you both and it was pitched at just the right level. I am sure that it was both informative and inspiring for our students."
Mike Williams, CC Tutor
We are very satisfied with the installation and thank your team for their care and attention to detail throughout the process.
Mr Brian Morley, Reading
“I’m really pleased with the PV system that R-Eco has installed – it was done quickly and efficiently by an experienced team.
The R-ECO team were always responsive to my questions, however daft; with so many companies out there offering deals, it was refreshing to speak with someone who I felt was always honest and eager to assist.”
Andrew Webb, Sennen
"Having R-ECO to work for us was a real pleasure.A very professional job which was carried out with good humour and courtesy at all times.
Mr. Hebbard, Exeter
"It was great having the R-ECO staff on site, they were friendly, upbeat, very well informed and completed the job in less time than quoted. They helped us with approaching our electricity company immediately on installation. The system has worked without a glitch for the six months since it was installed. They were even kind enough to eat my chocolate courgette cakes during tea breaks!"
Simon Mitchell, Bodmin
"When faced with a problem with the display, it was fully communicated to myself. A new one was ordered the same day and arrived the very next...a very professional and well executed installation from start to finish."