This was an ideal site for solar panels, and with a directly south facing roof and no shading it was always going to be a PV powerhouse. In fact the 6kW of generation regularly makes between 10kWh and 20kWh a day, and more than 30kWh on sunny days, and that’s just in winter! We can’t wait to see what this system is capable of in summer, maybe 50kWh?
View from the air
The goal for this install was to generate their own energy and save money of course but, as we are too, they were also motivated by the environmental benefit of solar PV. Hoping to make a difference by minimising their impact on the planet they also chose to add 11.6kWh of battery storage, which will reduce their reliance on the grid to an absolute minimum, and make a real difference to the environment for years to come.
That’s why we do what we do!
This customer was very keen to minimise their reliance on grid energy and wanted to install as much PV power as possible on their roof. Because of the limitations of connecting solar PV to certain parts of the grid we could only fit 5.5kW of generation at this stage, but going forward we should be able to add more generation using the Export Limitation Scheme.
In addition to the 14 solar panels we also added battery storage, a Zappi car charger and supplied a Solar iBoost to make the most of their power generation. We put more panels on the front aspect because it’s more south-facing and will collect slightly more power throughout the year, but having panels on both sides will give a more even power curve during the day.
Hopefully we’ll be able to return and add more generation and storage to make this property as self-reliant as possible and give the grid the heave-ho.