Forward Builders Supplies Cheshire Solar Panels

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Who are they?

Forward Builders Supplies established in 1987 is one of the largest independent builders merchants in North West England. They are suppliers to landscaping, building and the civil engineering industries, being a one-stop shop for all your material needs.


Forward Builders Suppliers approached us to install solar on the roof of their premises as they were looking for a reputable solar panel installer within their local area. Forward Builders Supplies wanted to reduce their current electricity costs and gain pricing stability with the ever-fluctuating electricity prices. With electric forklifts on site, they wanted to reduce charging costs by utilising solar power.

Our Solution

To meet the requirements of Forward Builders Supplies solar panel project, we conducted a full site survey on our first visit to the site. This survey allows us to identify the key requirements of the installation. This in-depth survey allows our designers to put detailed together roof maps, cable routes and inverter location allowing our multiple teams to work together seamlessly.

At Forward Builders Supplies we installed a 15kWp solar panel system onto the roof of the builders merchants. The system consists of 36 x 410W tier 1 solar panels along with a 10kW inverter. The inverter is used to convert the DC energy generated by the panels into usable AC power which can be used throughout the building.

Forward Builders Supplies have electric forklift trucks on site which they will look to use the generated solar power to charge, helping to reduce their carbon footprint and overall electricity costs.

Benefits to the Client

The solar panel system installed at Forward Builders Supplies is capable of generating 11,675kWh of electricity for the builder’s merchants. This will supply around 70% of their electricity, which equates to more than 40% of their yearly electric costs. The system will achieve payback in less than 6 years allowing Forward Builders Suppliers to benefit from effectively free electricity in the future. Not only does the system significantly reduce their electricity costs it will also reduce their carbon footprint by offsetting 2,500kg of CO2 each year.

The solar panels installed come with a 25-year warranty ensuring a long life for the system, allowing Forward Builders Supplies to produce energy for years to come with minimal maintenance required.

Customer Feedback

We had a great experience dealing with Rawson Solar, we would highly recommend them!
They were competitively priced, responsive to communications, and delivered on time and in full, as promised.