AF Switchgear are one of the UK’s largest switchgear manufacturers and set the standard for LV Switchgear and Power Distribution with four manufacturing facilities on two sites in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving transport links all across the country. The purpose built, modern design, administration and manufacturing facilities cover over two hectares and house over 250 employees, with over 40 years experience within the Switchgear industry, with more than £30 million turnover per annum.
They specialise in offering fast-track manufacturing of all projects & have the capacity & capability to meet clients demands with a proven track record. With such high standards and a rich history in electrical products, AF switchgear went through a rigorous tender process before choosing Custom Solar as their Solar PV partner. Custom Solar were chosen due to their long history of commercial installations for large clients and ability to deliver perfectly engineered systems within tight deadlines.
The Commercial installation directly feeds the welding facility which has a large power demand throughout the year, since installation the base load has fallen to zero at certain times of day and year. AF Switchgear has utilised this renewable energy to launch a fleet of electrical vehicles that charge at the same location. The future really is looking green for everyone at AF.
Custom Solar are very proud to have been chosen as the installation partner for AF Switchgear and will continue to work together when designing switchgear for future commercial size solar pv systems.
To view a video taken by Custom Solar’s own DJI Phantom 3 Drone of the completed installation please click here
System Size: 77.74kWp
Panel manufacturer: Seraphim 260w Poly x299
Inverter Manufacturer: Fronius Eco 25.0-3-5 x3
Estimated System Annual Performance: 62,192 kilowatt hours
Estimated System worth over 25 years: £395,600
CO2 Savings per annum: 32,961 kg
Duration of Installation: 1 week
Completion date: 21/04/2016
Self funded by Client