45.325kw School Solar Panel Installation Darlington-Longfield Academy of Sport

Longfield Academy of Sport Solar Installation, Darlington

45.325kw School Solar Panel Installation Darlington-Longfield Academy of Sport in progress

In progress – mounting rail in position

Custom Solar successfully worked alongside the building contractor at Longfield Academy of Sport as the Solar system was to be installed on the new build sports hall’s roof.  All available space on the new roof was utilsed and the panels were arranged in a combination of Portrait and Landscape to achieve the system size of 45.325kWp. The Existing electricity feed to the building could also be utilised, minimising disruption. The school took full advantage of the available funding for free solar so the system was completely free!


“Longfield Academy of Sport were very fortunate to secure a solar panel system through British Gas Solar, which was installed by Custom Solar.  From day one the service we received from Custom Solar was excellent, the support and knowledge was also excellent.  The installation occurred on a new build Sports Hall, which varied the programme for the contractor.  The way Custom Solar worked hand in hand with the contractor was excellent.  I would have no doubts in using Custom Solar again.  In fact I am considering a different financing option for solar panels for a different School within the Trust, again with Custom Solar”

Andrew Collishaw, Finance Director of Longfield Academy Trust


System Size: 45.325kwp
Panel Manufacturer: 185 x Trina Solar TSM-245-PC05
Inverter Manufacturer: 3 x SMA STO 12000TL-10
Estimated System Annual Performance: 39619 kilowatt hours
CO2 Savings per annum: 20958 Kg
Duration of installation: 1 week
Completion date: 17/07/2013
Fully funded as part of the Solar 4 schools project

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