|System Size||40 kW|
|Annual generation||34,336 kWh|
|Annual Carbon Reductions||18 tonnes|
|Yearly Income & Savings||£8,079|
Our client was spending around £3,000 a year in electricity for general running, with slightly higher usage during the summer months. It was a modern, newly built farmhouse with under floor heating and many energy saving measures. The main motivation for having a solar system installed was to earn an income from generating & exporting power to the grid and try to eliminate the electricity bill in the farmhouse.
With the farm being located close to an airfield it wasn’t suitable for a wind turbine due to safety & planning issues. The area of land identified for a ground mounted solar pv system was a corner of a field he farms for cereal crops, however, due to the small area of land required compared to the income that can be generated this was of no consequence. As the land was undulating and hilly we used a pole driven mounting system to avoid expensive ground works and offer an aesthetically pleasing array.
Enviko installed two systems at the site: 1 x 10kw for the house which is slightly larger than needed in the summer but should still provide 100% of daytime needs in the lower generating winter months and 1 x 30kw for the farm. This was the largest system possible with the current network without needing additional upgrade works. By separating the two systems we also achieved the highest feed in tariff rates available.
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The financial logic becomes obvious when you consider that returns on these systems can be as high as 15% and the obvious fact that traditional energy prices have risen far faster than inflation
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