Who are they?
The Plassey Leisure Park is a luxury holiday park offering five star facilities, set in 250 acres of park and woodland, in the Dee Valley, North Wales. As well as offering holiday and caravan park facilities there are over 20 independent craft and retail outlets situated on site.
The Plassey were wanting to plan for a renewable future, by reducing their overall electricity costs and reliance on the Grid. Due to the uncertainty of electricity prices for commercial properties, they were looking for a way to protect themselves and their on-site tenants from ever-increasing electric costs.
To meet the energy requirements for The Plassey, first, we completed a full site survey, this allows us to produce a detailed installation plan. This process ensures we are installing the Solar PV panels in the most efficient locations, to maximise power generation and minimise disruption to the operation of the site.
At The Plassey, we installed a 77kWp solar PV system. This system consisted of 188 x 410W Tier 1 Risen solar PV panels, alongside 3 x 3-phase 25kW inverters, which are used to convert the DC power generated by the panels into AC energy which can be consumed by our client. As the site covers a vast area with multiple supply/meter points we needed to ensure we paired the highest consumption with the most efficient roof space for the solar PV arrays. To do this we ran new supply cables in trenches between the high consumption meter and the south-facing solar PV elevations, this ensures our client gets the maximum financial benefit from the system.
All the products we use on the install work with a handy app or online web portal, this allows the customer to check up on the system from anywhere to ensure it is operating effectively with no issues.
Benefits to the Client
With the system installed here at The Plassey, they can now generate around 65,000-kilowatt hours of free electricity each year, with any excess being sold back to the Grid to generate an additional income, this covers around 25% of The Plassey’s overall electricity consumption, which will save The Plassey thousands over the 25-Year Output Warranty of the panels, with the system effectively paying for itself within a few years.
Installation of the full system was completed in just 8 days, this was made possible by the highly detailed plan that was carried out from the initial site survey and the tight cooperation between the roofing and electrical installation teams. This allowed us to minimise any disruption to our client. And with little to no ongoing maintenance required for the solar panels, the system will stay in top condition for years to come.
As well as the financial savings our client will get from this installation we have also been able to offset their CO2 emissions by a huge 16,250kg each year, this will aid The Plassey in increasing their green credentials.
‘We are absolutely delighted with Rawson Solar who carried out the full installation of 77kWp of solar PV panels across 3 separate buildings. From the first call for a site visit to quote the system for us, right way through to commissioning, the process was swift, smooth and extremely well co-ordinated. The highly competitive price beat the other quotes and the whole process was done on a tight timeline with minimal disruption. Highly recommended! We are now looking into the next phase with the installation of multiple EV charging points and Rawson Solar without doubt will be our 1st choice.’