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  • Nottinghamshire farmer installs 50kWp Solar Photovoltaic system on grain store to offset the cost of running a grain dryer.

    10kWp Staffordshire Farm10kWp Staffordshire Farm

    Located in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, J Bealby and Sons are arable farmers with a high energy expenditure running a grain dryer to keep its crops in ideal condition to achieve the best prices at market.

    To offset some of these costs and to reduce the farm’s carbon footprint, Robert Bealby contracted CTS Renewables to design and install a Solar Photovoltaic system to fit on top of the Grain Store itself. Keen to balance a quality of product, with local support network and value for money, Robert opted for the Sharp Polycrystalline range of panels working with the SMA Tripower inverters.

    With the roof structure made of fragile corrugated fibre board, the whole works were planned over a two week installation period to take account of the specific Health and Safety requirements of the project.

    Paul West, Solar Projects Manager at CTS Renewables Commented: “with the significant drops in stock prices over the last few months combined with the new planning guidelines, we have seen a significant growth in interest from the farming sector. The lower capital costs for a 50kWp system have made Solar PV a more attainable proposition”

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    • Start date: 13/02/12
    • Completion date: 29/02/12
    • Modules: 209 x Sharp ND-R245
    • Inverter: 3 x SMA Tri power 17000TL
    • Mounting system: Hilti
    • Power Specification: 50kW
    • Annual Power Output: 43954kWh
    • Annual CO2 saving: 25.8 tonnes
    • Expected ROI: 5 Years.