Solar Panel Case Study: Barnton

Solar PV Array

We recently worked on this property in Barnton, Northwhich which is close to Chester. The customer ordered a Solar PV Array, so we assessed the site and installed 14 panels – making a 5.95kWh Solar PV array.

During the assessment, our team discovered that the client has a high demand for electricity in their home, with several high usage items. We had to make sure the PV array could generate enough power for an electric vehicle and a hot tub. With costs sky-rocketing, the owner turned to us for a cost-effective solution.

The cost of the system was £11,000, with projected savings of around £1,500 a year in electricity bills. This customer can also store power at night, by adding 10kWh of battery storage and switching to an Octopus off-peak tariff. This means the batteries will be filled using Solar energy during the day, and from the grid at night. However, it’ll only cost around a third of the standard day time rate, saving our customer hundreds of pounds a year.

Solar Panel PV Array Installation

The solar panels were installed on the roof of an outbuilding. This came with its own challenges, as the roof isn’t tiled, it’s metal. We used the Schletter roof mount system with a specialised design for corrugated iron.

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Solar PV Array Installation Case Study: Barnton

SunSynk App

Our customer is also making things easier with the SunSynk App. This is an easy-to-use app for smartphones that gives you full remote control and monitoring of the system 24 hours a day. With this, they can track the power being generated, daily usage and live statistics whenever they need.

FAQ’s

What is PV Array?

PV stands for Photovoltaic – from the words meaning ‘light’ and ‘power’. A solar panel is made of many PV cells, but can’t power your home alone. So we electrically wire a number of panels together to create a much larger system, called a PV array.

We usually find that arrays of around 14 panels can generate enough power to drastically reduce your bills and reliance on the grid. Get in touch today for a quote and more information.

Why Battery Storage?

Solar panels generate most of their electricity during the day, of course. However, our need for power doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. If you need to plug in your phone, charge your car overnight, or just put the lights on, you’ll need to store power.

Batteries charged during the day can help you become more independent of the grid, lower your off-peak bills and support the environment.

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