GMC Solar Team recently finished an exciting ground mounted solar PV system for a client in Northumberland. The existing farm house was unsuitable for a PV system but was under-going a major refurbishment. As part of this refurbishment the walls roof and floor were all undergoing insulation works making the property suitable for a Air source heat pump.
With GMC on board looking at the big picture a 10.0kwp solar pv system was specified using 39 solar PV panels. The Array is mounted using re-cycled plastic buckets which were filled with recycled building rubble keep the carbon footprint of the system very low. This is positioned within the property grounds on a membrane with gravel finish to keep growth to a minimum around the panels. As part of the design the client will plant a range of plants & trees around the north of the system with lower level planting to the east & west of the system.
The inverters are housed in a small plant shed clad with rough sawn Scottish Larch. The larch is hoped to blend in well with surrounding plantation once established and the larch has weathered. This system is expected to generate over 8000 kw’s of energy per annum.
This will earn the owner in excess of £1,200.00 per year tax free for 20 years Expected bill savings in excess of £500.00 per year giving the owner a net benefit of over £1,700.00 per year!
GMC managed the whole process from initial survey to filling in the feed in tariff forms for the client, GMC are in from start to finish.