Manufacturing & Distribution Plant
Commercial Solar Panel Installation
This investment in high-speed production and packaging machinery saw M&A’s energy costs increase considerably to over £250,000 per annum. The increased demand for electricity put an additional load on the local electricity supply network, which would have required considerable expenditure on a new transformer and power cables into the production plant.
In parallel to this M&A Pharmachem were looking to address the carbon footprint of the business in partnership with a number of their key customers. From discussions with Roofing Consultants Group, it became apparent that by installing a 250kWp solar PV system at their production facility the two issues could be addressed simultaneously with a very effective solution. In addition, the income from the Feed in Tariff together with the savings on electricity costs would allow the system to pay for itself in just over six years.
Roofing Consultants Group used their PV design software to map the positioning of the 1000 solar panels across a complex roof layout which had a number of potential shading hazards which had to be avoided.
The system was installed over a four week period with the south-facing solar array using high-efficiency panels, which will generate over 300,000 kWh of electricity per annum. The system is linked to three central inverters and through a G59/2 relay into the electrical supply system, with full fail-over and surge protection systems.