KJ Body Repairs Goes Green

KJ Body Repairs Goes Green

KJ Body Repairs Goes Green

At the start of 2024, we returned to Stoke-On-Trent as we had been recommended by our recent customer at Kia Car Dealership. After doing such an amazing job the first time around at the dealership we were happy to help more local businesses go green and start a brighter future. Solar panels will be extremely beneficial for businesses that work in the daytime especially in the car industry as they will be using a lot of energy to use some of the equipment.

The 14.96 kWp system consists of 34 Longi solar panels and is estimated to produce 12.09 MWh of solar energy annually which is equivalent to 107 trees being planted.

James Norward an ambassador at Kia had this to say about the installation “We’re pleased to recommend Genfit for their outstanding work in installing solar panels for our dealership and bodyshop. Last year, they successfully implemented a solar system at our dealership, impressing us with their professionalism and top-quality work. Recently, we engaged Genfit again for our bodyshop, and once more, they delivered beyond our expectations. Throughout both projects, the entire Genfit team demonstrated professionalism and great customer service, keeping us informed at every stage. The impact of the installations has been remarkable, resulting in significant energy cost savings and aligning perfectly with our commitment to sustainability.”

Installed DC Power (kWp)

Max Achieved AC Power (kW)

Annual Energy Production (MWh)

CO2 Emission Saved (Tonnes)

Equivalent Trees Planted

Technology

Solar Panel

Longi Solar, LR5-54HTB-440M Scientists x 34

Warranty

25 Years Product Warranty

Efficiency

22.5%

Dimensions

2102 x 1040 x 35mm

Weight

20.8 kg

Inverter

SolarEdge 50K Manager x 1

SolarEdge 30K x 1

Optimiser

S1000 x 125

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Hardwood Sales

Hardwood Sales

Hardwood Sales

Back in April we worked with the Liverpool based company “Hardwood Sales” to install solar panels on the roof of their newly built warehouse to reduce energy costs.

Hardwood Sales Limited is a specialist hardwood importer, supplying timber for some iconic projects including Churchill’s War Office, the Royal Academy of Music and The Shard. It has used the loan from Lloyds Bank to invest in 1,000 longi PV solar panels, allowing the business to start producing 65% of its own electricity, becoming more energy independent and significantly reducing costs.

The global company, which is headquartered in Liverpool, is based on a nine-acre site with a newly built 100,000 sq ft warehouse plus a manufacturing plant. Five-day work weeks mean that surplus electricity is often generated at weekends, and the business sells this energy back to the grid – helping grow profits further, while contributing to the diversification of the UK’s energy mix and reducing strain on the grid when demand is high.

The solar panels have helped Hardwood Sales futureproof its energy costs, meaning the money that would have been tied up in rising energy prices can now be invested in creating new jobs and upskilling the workforce. The savings made in the business so far have allowed it to commit to the building of an additional manufacturing plant starting September, boosting future growth prospects.

As well as making cost savings, the solar panels also offer Hardwood Sales sustainability benefits in the form of over 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved.

Tony Collins, managing director of Hardwood Sales Ltd, said: “Rising energy costs have been putting pressure on businesses over the last year, and the security that these solar panels have provided us with has been a real relief. Not only have they allowed us to save money on our energy bills, which can be reinvested into the business to help it grow, they’ve also given us a stake in the UK’s ambitions for net zero by 2050.

“Our customers come to us from across the globe, and so it’s important that we show them the work that’s being done within the business to invest in our offering and protect profit margins. The support from Lloyds Bank has put us in a great place to do this.”

Alistair Pike, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank, said: “Hardwood Sales is an excellent example of a business that is invested in its future growth prospects, and knows the importance that making proactive, tangible changes now has for maintaining that growth.

“The business’ latest investment will bring them two-fold benefits, prioritising cost savings while boosting its own green credentials. We’re proud to be by the side of businesses like Hardwood Sales Ltd, and we’re looking forward to supporting them throughout their journey.”

The system consisted of 775 x Longi Solar, LR5-66HIH-500M solar panels with half of the amount of P1100 optimisers as two panels connect to every optimiser. They were wired up to the Solaredge90K manager and two SE100K managers which were placed in an outer building.

Installed DC Power (kWp)

Max Achieved AC Power (kW)

Annual Energy Production (MWh)

CO2 Emission Saved (Tonnes)

Equivalent Trees Planted

Technology

Solar Panel

Longi Solar, LR5-66HIH-500M (user-defined) x 775

Warranty

12 Years Product Warranty

Efficiency

21.3%

Dimensions

2093 x 1134 x 35mm

Weight

25.3 kg

Inverter

SolarEdge 100K Manager x 2

SolarEdge 90K Manager x 1

Optimiser

P1100 x 389

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Ken Jervis Kia Dealership Goes Green

Ken Jervis Kia Dealership Goes Green

Ken Jervis Kia Dealership

Ken Jervis Kia Dealership based in Stoke-On-Trent has gone green. The 176 paneled system installed DC power is 88.00 kWp and is estimated to generate 71.MWh of solar energy annually as well as improving the business’s environmental contribution by saving nearly 14 tonnes in carbon emissions every calendar year which is equivalent to 635 trees being planted. They estimate savings of around ten thousand pounds per annum in electricity costs. With a current annual bill of nearly £15,000, the solar array is estimated to knock off a considerable £9,897 in the first year alone. Over its expected lifetime, the system is should save Ken Jervis Kia almost £320,000.

The solar PV system consisted of 176 x Longi Solar, LR5-66HIH-500M (user-defined) with half the amount of P1100 SolarEdge optimisers. To complete the system we installed the SolarEdge 66.6K Manager

We use Longi solar panels for the majority of our solar PV installation as they are the top maker of mono-silicon panels in the world. Each year, they make more than 30GW of solar panels. They focus on making high-quality PERC and bi-facial panels. These panels last longer than other mono panels because they are treated to reduce solar degradation which offers a better lifetime yield than standard mono panels. They also have a very good working environment for their employees which is very important to us.

David Norwood, Managing Director at Ken Jervis Kia, commented: “The savings to our business speak for themselves, but it’s the CO2 reduction that really interests us – we want the dealership to be as green as possible, in-line with Kia’s ethos and ahead of government directives to reduce carbon. Car dealerships require a lot of energy for heat, lighting, service bay ramps and equipment, so using the sun’s free energy to power most of it throughout the year makes absolute sense, as well as benefiting the environment and the local area.”

The solar array has been designed to accommodate a battery storage system, which would further enhance the installation and allow Ken Jervis Kia to be almost entirely off-grid powered. Any excess energy produced by the solar array will also be fed back into the National Grid, pushing more green energy into the system, helping power Stoke-on-Trent homes and businesses.

Installed DC Power (kWp)

Max Achieved AC Power (kW)

Annual Energy Production (MWh)

CO2 Emission Saved (Tonnes)

Equivalent Trees Planted

Technology

Solar Panel

Longi Solar, LR5-66HIH-500M (user-defined) x 176

Warranty

12 Years Product Warranty

Efficiency

22.1%

Dimensions

2093 x 1134 x 35 mm

Weight

25.3 kg

Inverter

SolarEdge 66.6K Manager x 1

Optimiser

P1100 x 125

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Langley House

Langley House

Langley House

Last month we were down in Watford installing a 108.32 kWp solar PV system for Langley House which is a head injury NHS hospital. The power generated from the system will be used to power the electronic equipment used at the hospital to give any patients who check in at the hospital a better experience and be treated with the best possible care to ensure their health and safety.

The solar panel system consisted of 249 Longi Solar, LR5-54HTH-435M Explorer solar panels strung up with 125 S1000 optimsers to the SE50K manager, SE30K inverters. The system is estimated to produce 92.62MWh of green energy annually, reducing the amount of carbon footprint being produced by just under 20 tonnes which is the equivalent to 858 trees being planted.

Installed DC Power (kWp)

Max Achieved AC Power (kW)

Annual Energy Production (MWh)

CO2 Emission Saved (Tonnes)

Equivalent Trees Planted

Technology

Solar Panel

Longi Solar LR5-54HTH-435 x 249

Warranty

12 Years Product Warranty

Efficiency

22.3%

Dimensions

1722 x 1134 x 30mm

Weight

20.8 kg

Inverter

SolarEdge 50K Manager x 1

SolarEdge 30K x 1

Optimiser

S1000 x 125

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80 kWp Solar Panel Installation for Llys Awelon in Ruthin

80 kWp Solar Panel Installation for Llys Awelon in Ruthin

Llys Awelon, Ruthin

A few weeks ago we completed the 80 kWp solar PV system in Ruthin at the newly built care home Llys Awelon. The 160 solar panel system is expected to produce 62 MWh of solar energy every calendar year and help the environment by reducing the amount of CO2 emissions by over 12 tonnes. The power generated by the system will enable the property to power the home in an eco-friendly. This will give the residents to a better and more enjoyable living style as well as help the planet for future generations.

We want to continue in the fight against climate change and help more flats and homes go solar to reduce the amount of carbon footprint being produced and stop people using energy in a non-economic way.

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What is Llys Awelon

Is a retirement living development located in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales. It is designed for older adults who wish to live in a community that offers independent living options with various amenities and services tailored to their needs. Such retirement communities often provide features like on-site staff, communal spaces, and activities to support the well-being and social engagement of residents.

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Technology

Solar Panel

Longi Solar, LR5-54HTH-435M Explorer (user-defined) x 249

Warranty

12 Years Product Warranty

Efficiency

23%

Dimensions

1722 x 1134 x 30mm

Weight

20.8 kg

Inverter

Solaredge 50K Manager x 1

Solaredge 30K x 1

Optimiser

S1000 x 249

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