In this case study, we look at the installation of a comprehensive renewable energy solution for a detached property located in Llandudno, North Wales. The project aimed to reduce the property’s carbon footprint and energy costs while addressing specific challenges posed by the property’s age.
To create an efficient and sustainable energy system for the homeowner, we specified 14 Trina solar panels with a power rating of 380 watts each, resulting in a total solar photovoltaic (PV) system capacity of 5.32 kW. These high-quality panels were selected for their reliability and efficiency, ensuring long-term performance.
One of the challenges of the project was the brittle condition of the roof tiles due to their age. Traditional rail mounting methods were unsuitable, which is why we chose a different approach. We opted to remove the old tiles carefully and set the solar panels directly into the roof structure. This installation method not only overcame the tile issue but also provided a seamless, integrated appearance.
In addition to the solar PV system, we incorporated a 5 kW GivEnergy hybrid inverter and a 9.5 kWh battery storage solution from the same manufacturer. This combination allowed the property to store excess solar energy during the day for use during peak demand periods or at night, increasing energy self-sufficiency and reducing reliance on the National Grid.
To further enhance the property’s eco-friendly credentials, we selected an 11.2 kW Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump for the system. This heat pump replaced the existing gas boiler, contributing to a reduction in the property’s overall carbon emissions and promoting cleaner, renewable heating.
Our in-house team carefully removed the brittle roof tiles, ensuring the solar panels seamlessly fit into the roof structure. The 5 kW GivEnergy hybrid inverter and 9.5 kWh battery storage system were integrated seamlessly, allowing for optimal energy management.
The installation of the 11.2 kW Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump was also carried out, ensuring it seamlessly replaced the outdated gas boiler. The heat pump’s installation involved minimal disruption to the property’s occupants and was positioned for maximum efficiency.
The property’s renewable energy upgrade has had a profound impact on the property’s energy profile. The 5.32 kW Trina solar PV system, paired with the GivEnergy inverter and battery storage, has significantly reduced the property’s reliance on the National Grid. Excess energy generated during the day is stored and utilised efficiently, resulting in reduced energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
The installation of the 11.2 kW Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump has provided the property with a sustainable and eco-friendly heating solution. The property’s occupants now enjoy consistent and cost-effective heating, with lower carbon emissions compared to the previous gas boiler.
In conclusion, this case study highlights the successful implementation of multiple renewable energy solutions for our client in North Wales. The innovative approach to installation, combined with high-quality components, has transformed the property into an energy-efficient and environmentally responsible home. This project serves as a testament to the potential of renewable energy integration in existing structures, even when faced with unique challenges.