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150 kW Groundmount Reduced Yield

Friday, April 9, 2021

I was asked to call by and look at a 150 kW solar PV ground mounted system that we installed around 7 years ago. This most likeable client wanted to take care of the system himself so did not want to enter into a maintenance contract at the end of the first year.

When I visited today I was disappointed to see the state of the both the panel…

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Generator Reverse Polarity

Thursday, April 8, 2021

We purchase our generators for off-grid applications from a very well respected and high quality UK manufacturer. After wiring in a 16kVA model today I was surprised to find that the polarity was reversed on the hard wired output terminals.

A quick call to the factory who were very concerned and advised where to look for the problem. Yes, i…

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Farming Connect Webinar

Monday, April 5, 2021

Farming Connect have asked us to present a Webinar entitled 

How To Incorporate Renewable Energy Into Your Farm Business

We will be looking at different types of renewable energy and how these can be a profitable part of your farming activity.

Date 13th April 2021  Time 19:30

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Accelerated Loss Of Mains Change Programme

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Electricity Networks Association and National Grid have now launched the ALoMCP which necesstates ensuring that all of the solar PV  sites we have installed over the years which were built with G59 protection systems have to be upgraded to the new standard.

Most of our sites use CoMap MainsPro relays to provide the grid monitoring and p…

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150kW Ground Mounted Solar PV Neglect

Saturday, September 28, 2019

In 2015 we installed a 150kW solar ground mounted array on a farm in Mid Wales. Last week the remote monitoring indicated a fault on one of the Tripower inverters. We called the client who had not noticed the inverter was off-line and admitted that he never looked at his daily emailed monitoring report from the SMA Sunny Portal.

When I got …

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Technical Support Needed

Sunday, January 7, 2018

We got a call from a North Wales farming family in a very remote location who were in some difficulty with their off-grid power supply. A local company had installed a Sunny Island together with 16 x Rolls S600 batteries and 3kW of solar PV. This system was initially supported by an Iseki 9kVA diesel generator which was possibly more 20 years old…

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