Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Playfair Capital

Client

Playfair are a sector agnostic fund with a contrarian approach to pre-seed investing. Playfair exist to nurture the most promising founders of today to build the category-defining companies of tomorrow. Playfair started in 2013 and brought a team of partners and investors on board. Today, the team has grown to 10 people, who all share a genuine devotion to the startup world.

Roof mounted solar array at Playfair Capital
Roof mounted solar array at Playfair Capital

Project

SolarTherm UK’s project in June 2022 at Playfair Capital, consisting of 12.8kWh. 32 Solar PV modules were installed by our technicians to create eco-friendly & low carbon electricity all year round in a Central London office building. Powered by SolarEdge . Powered by SolarEdge, there are live monitoring facilities in place to ensure constant reliability and performance of the Solar PV system.

Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses

Solar panels have many benefits and are savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help both domestic households and commercial properties reduced their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax relief
  • Additional income potential

Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Chingford Golf Range

Client

Chingford Golf Range provides easy to golf practice and tuition situated just 2 miles north of the A406 North Circular Road. Chingford Golf Range was founded back in 1973, and was one of the first driving ranges in the UK.

Project

At our project in 2022 at Chingford Golf Range consisting of 45kW.  150 Solar PV modules were installed by our technicians to create eco-friendly & low carbon electricity all year round.

Benefits

Solar panels have many benefits and are savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help both domestic households and commercial properties reduced their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax relief
  • Additional income potential
Over 400 roof mounted solar panels

Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Ultimat PLC

Client

Ultimat PLC is based in Berkshire and supplies printing and presentation solutions to professional photographers throughout the UK and beyond.

Solar panel installation in Berkshire

Project

Our commercial solar project in August 2023 at Ultimat PLC in Berkshire, consisted of 185kWp. That’s around 450 Solar Panels that will produce around 176,000kWh per annum of electricity and last for 30+ years. Solar PV modules were installed by our technicians to create eco-friendly & low carbon electricity all year round. Powered by SolarEdge, with live monitoring facilities available on the premises.

Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses

Solar panels have many benefits and are savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help both domestic households and commercial properties reduced their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax relief
  • Additional income potential

Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Bancroft School

Client

Bancroft’s School was founded by the Drapers’ Company in 1737 on the Mile End Road as a day-school for local boys from a diverse range of backgrounds; the school has come a long way geographically and institutionally since then, but the school remains committed to enabling pupils from a wide range of backgrounds to enjoy education and has a long tradition of excellence as an independent school.

Bancroft’s brief was to cover all available roof space with Solar Panels and a Solar Thermal plant made up of evacuated tubes. Phase one was to provide for 110,000kWh of electricity from the sports hall and swimming pool roof spaces.

SolarTherm UK tendered the project against several known and reputable installers winning the bid despite not submitting the cheapest quotation.

The Equipment Specification

The roof was made up of a three-layer mineral felt, with traditional stone chipping cover. The distance between the glass light wells as seen in the aerial photo needed a bespoke ballast mounted roof frame and design, undertaken and fabricated by BOVILL.TECH. Other areas were over-sheeted with mild steel trapezoidal sheet.

The mounting equipment was designed and installed in accordance with wind and weight loading calculations. The system installed with SolarEdge technology and Trina Vertex modules.

Project

One of our favourite projects of 2023 was installed by our team in under 2 weeks – from delivery of materials to commissioning of the work at Bancroft’s Prep School.  Works were undertaken during half term to a tight and demanding schedule. This installation consisted of 123kW, and well over 300 Solar PV modules were installed by the SolarTherm UK team to create this eco-friendly & low carbon system.

We have installed a live monitoring portal which is displayed in the school, and the systems have been explained to the pupils and included in academic and educational lessons.

Solar PV System Benefits

Solar panels have many benefits and savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help commercial properties lower their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax Relief
  • Additional income potential

Year 1. Performance returns and savings

Following a return visit overview of the system almost a year to the day after install, the system monitoring tells us this:

Lifetime electricity supplied to date – 111,262kWh.

Suggested (pre installation) year 1 – 110,000kwh.

Year 1 financial savings – £14,637.00

Saving the equivalent of 1,252 trees

Saving 20,708kg of carbon emissions

Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Canvey Island Conservative Club

Client

Canvey Island Conservative Club is located in Long Road Canvey Island just a few hundred yards from the town centre and is one of the largest in the UK, currently boasting approximately 1700 members. In 2009 the club won the converted Sir Marcus Fox ACC (association of Conservative Clubs) Club of the year award as well as celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.

Project

In our latest project at Canvey Island Conversative club, we installed 50 black Solar PV panels. These PV modules were installed by our technicians to create eco-friendly & low carbon electricity all year round completed with a Growatt inverter.

Solar PV System Benefits

Solar panels have many benefits and savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help commercial properties lower their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax Relief
  • Additional income potential
 

The system we have designed for them will generate ~19270kWh per annum. Assuming they use 34% of the energy generated, in the first year alone they will save £2,278.06 on electricity and make £2,925.19 from exporting energy.

End of First YearOver 25 Years
Annual Saving£5,203.25£8,508.74 (Average Per Year)
Total Saving on Electricity£2,278.06£130,223.51
Total Saving on Export£2,925.19£82,494.88
Estimated Payback Time5 Years

Canvey Island Conservative Club: Solar PV System

  • 142 Solar Panels installed
  • System production: 33.2 MWh
  • CO2 Emission saved since install: 10,138 kg

Commercial Solar PV Case Study: Orsett Golf Course

Client

Orsett Golf Club was founded in 1899, celebrating its Centenary in 1999. The intervening 100 years has seen many changes to both the course and the club house. Orsett Golf Club Ltd. is a private members club and is limited by guarantee. The key being that the members own the club and have input into the running of it.

Project

In July 2022 142 Solar PV modules were installed by our technicians to create eco-friendly & low carbon electricity all year round at Orsett Golf Club. Powered by Solaredge, the club can monitor exactly what they are using and saving.

Solar PV System Benefits

Solar panels have many benefits and savings can be made on both domestic households and commercial properties. Solar PV panels can help commercial properties lower their carbon footprint by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, therefore, saving hundreds on electric bills every year.

As many commercial properties are utilised during the day, they are perfect for solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels immediately reduce your reliance on electricity from the grid. Some of the key benefits of commercial solar panels include:

 

  • Reduced electric bills
  • Tax Relief
  • Additional income potential
Orsett Golf Club solar generation

Orsett Golf Course: Solar PV System

  • 142 Solar Panels installed

  • System Size – 43.7kWp

  • System production since install: 60.28MWh

  • Environmental benefits: Equivalent to 12kg CO2 Emissions Saved & 705.23 trees planted.