Telford & Wrekin Council – Newport Swimming Pool

Drivers for the project

The Council applied for and was granted funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to invest in technology to reduce their Carbon Emissions and help save on energy costs.

Appointment

We secured this project via a competitive tendering process and worked as the main contractor and principle designer under a JCT Contract for the Design, Installation, commissioning of a solar installations onto the roof of the Telford Swimming Pool and Gym.

Solution

As part of the initial design phase our design engineering team reviewed the clients half hourly electrical data in order to size the solar system appropriately. A number of options were presented to the client based on current and future electrical consumption usage on site. A 29.7kWp system was designed using 88 No. 280Wp panels and 2 No. Solis inverters. Suitable isolators, a new dedicated PV distribution board and generation meter were installed and fitted seamlessly into the sites existing electrical network.

100% of the generated electricity will be consumed onsite by the client. It will produce enough electricity (18,923 kWh per annum) to power around 5 residential homes per year or power 9 electric cars. After 25 years of operation the project is predicted to have saved 35.7 tonnes of CO2e, an equivalent of 184,786 fossil fuelled car miles, 23 fossil fuelled cars off the roads and 143 pine trees planted.

Challenges

In order to maximise the system size on the available space while keeping a high efficiency, the inverters selected, and array sizes were rigorously analysed and carefully selected.

Results

The initial programme was to complete the installation within three days and we successfully delivered a fully commissioned system following a client handover within the contracted period.

Project details

Location
TELFORD
System size
24.64 KWP
Panel Manufacturer
TRINA 280W
Number of panels
80
Inverter Manufacturer
SOLIS
Estimated System Annual Performance
18,923 KWH
CO2 SAVINGS OVER 25 YEARS
35.7 TONNES
Completion date
March 2020
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