Solar Energy - the power of the Sun converted to electricity
The technology for transforming solar energy into electricity has existed for many
years. Recent Government carbon emission reduction targets have resulted in the introduction
of Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) which pay renewable generators to produce electricity from
this technology. The tariffs are index-linked for 25 years and are tax free. The
maximum array size which attracts the moist beneficial FITs are up to 50kW and this
is our specialist market
In sets of 5 units these arrays generate up to 50kW.
Tracker-mounted arrays follow the Sun through its daily movement across the sky.
The panels on each unit and aligned for the optimum power generation from dawn to
dusk. As the units stand well above then ground fencing is not usually required.
Whilst more expensive to install the increased generation more than compensates for
the extra investment.The sites need careful design at planning stage.
PRODUCTS AND INSTALLATIONS
Our fixed arrays can be located in more sensitive sites and are less obtrusive and
cheaper to install than tracking arrays. However, they generate less power annually.
Fixed to the ground on either a steel framework or concrete pads they are quickly
installed. Fencing is generally recommended if livestock or public access are expected