50kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Smith of Derby

Smith of Derby Solar Installation

Smith of Derby are certainly not stuck in time when it comes to their view on the environment, they first began their investigation into sustainability and renewable energy options earlier in 2015 and began the process of speaking with local companies in order to explore the options and choose the right partners.

Custom Solar were tasked with providing a 50kw system to attach to the existing roof over their always busy workshop. Due to current workloads the installation was planned to take place over a weekend in order to reduce the effects on deliveries, parking and access. Always up for challenge Custom Solar completed the Commercial installation in 3 days and handed over the installation to Smith of Derby who are now running on solar power.


‘We are extremely proud to count Smith of Derby as a client as for us it personifies the perfect attitude towards a sustainable future and energy generation. When a 150 year old business looks to the future again it is truly inspiring and it makes me very happy to say we will stand by the Nation’s leading clock repairers and restorers for the next phase of their legacy’

Matthew Brailsford, Managing Director of Custom Solar.


Click here for a link to the blog of Joe Smith; 5th generation of the Smith family ‘ From Steam to Solar’


System Size: 49.92kWp

Panel manufacturer: Seraphim SRP-260-6PB x 192

Inverter Manufacturer: Samil Power Solar Lake 25000TL & 17000TL

Estimated System Annual Performance: 45,286 kilowatt hours

Estimated System worth over 25 years: £323,448.52

CO2 Savings per annum: 24,001 kg

Duration of Installation: 3 days

Completion date: 22/11/2015

Self funded by Client



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