Chesterfield Company Makes Solar Investment
Specialist break suppliers, E Fletcher (Chesterfield) Ltd commissioned Solar Roof Solutions to design and install a 10kWp solar panel system to their Chesterfield warehouse. The finished installation not only looks great but has allowed E Fletcher Ltd to utilise their vast roof space in order to make a secure investment for the future.
Designing the system was simple, the building has a large South-facing aspect and does not suffer from any shading. The 40 panel system was designed using 250w Yingli panels mounted using the Schuco MSE 210 system for trapezoidal metal roofs, which enabled a fast and easy installation. The array was connected to an SMA Tripower inverter so that the building could benefit from energy savings across all 3 phases.
Installation manager, Jeff Hague said ‘The purpose built warehouse was less than 10 years old and has a composite metal roof, so accessing the roof and working on it was very easy, so the installation was completed in about 2 days.’
The 10kWp installation will generate over 8500kWh of renewable electricity a year which will offer E Fletcher electricity bill savings and a FIT income of approximately £2000 a year. In fact, 2 months after the installation was completed the yield of the plant looks set to exceed the SAP calculations.
Number of Panels: 40 x Yingli Mono 250w
Inverter: Sunny Tripower 10000TL
Annual output: 8,584 kWh per year
Estimated energy savings: £750 per year
Estimated carbon savings: 3,617kg per year