Commercial Rooftop Blandford

Site Overview
Location Blandford, UK
Coordinates 50.86° N, 2.16° W
Average global irradiance 1,091 kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature 10.7 °C, 51.3 °F
Average precipitation 786.6 mm/yr, 30.97 in/yr
Technical Overview
Date onstream March 2012
System capacity 41.4 kWp
Panel type SF150-L (150 W)
Number of installed panels 276
Tilt angle, orientation 15°, 65° SW
Expected output 40,369 kWh/yr
Total CO2 reduction 21,275 kg/yr, 46,903 lbs/yr
Inverter 4 x Power One PVI10.0 - OUTD
Financing Bank

The Save Energy Group (SEG) specialises in renewable energy solutions, providing a first class design, consultancy and installation service to residential sectors in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon and across the South of England, and a nationwide service to commercial clients. SEG are not only dedicated to providing an exceptional, reliable and friendly service, but also aim to introduce leading innovative technologies to their client base, and provide independent advice while working very closely with leading manufacturers of renewable energy systems – all to ensure customers get the most efficient systems and best value for money.

This 41.4 kWp system was installed during February on a barn roof near Blandford, on behalf of The Crown Estate. Being installed in a farm environment, the ammonia resistance of the Solar Frontier modules was a helpful additional feature. And although the roof size was a limiting factor to the overall capacity in this installation, the return on investment for the 41.4 kWp Solar Frontier based system proved more than competitive with conventional modules.

During the first two months of operation, the system achieved very strong yields despite a fault in the local grid that limited the system’s peak performance and the wettest April in England since records began. The performance confirms the excellent suitability of Solar Frontier modules for challenging environmental conditions. The owners and local tenants are very pleased not only with the performance, but also the beautiful appearance of the system.