RED Electrical - Solar Panels in Chorley, Lancashire - A Case Study
Roof facing south west
These customers wanted to be able to do something green, whilst not being out of pocket for doing so. In fact, the financial return means that they are very much in pocket!
The house has a south to south westerly facing slate roof (13° from south) to its rear elevation. The pitch of the roof is 33°. There is a gabled extension at the foot of the roof, and a very large chimney stack half way up the east side of the roof.
The Roof Equipment
An array of sixteen CEEG Caymax 200W solar panels was designed. The layout consists of two rows of seven solar panels in portrait, with an additional row of two in landscape. The array was designed to avoid shading as much as possible.
The Electrical Equipment
An EverSolar TL3200 inverter was selected for this installation. Installed in the loft, the equipment is pictured below:
In order to avoid trying to bring a cable from the loft to the consumer unit inside the house, we installed an armoured cable on the side wall of the house. The cable re-enters the house at a low level and the generation meter is located with the consumer unit.
Total annual yield from system = 2705kWh, worth around £1347 per year.
Annual yield by month
Here is a final picture of the finished job: