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.
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.
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.
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.
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.