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Case Studies

 

With energy costs constantly rising, investing in renewable is both an opportunity and a necessity for businesses operating in an increasingly competitive environment. Spirit has helped several companies gain a competitive edge by cutting their heating and electricity bills.

We have installed systems for hotels, warehouses and offices. Our clients include large corporate such as Holiday Inn Plc and Vectura Group Plc, and smaller companies such as 10 out of 10 Productions Ltd.

We can also assist with funding, with access to a range of funding suppliers specialising in low carbon financing. In general the savings and tariff income generated by a renewable energy system will pay off the low carbon loan within about 5 – 8 years, depending on the technology.

Installing a renewable energy system will allow you to:

      • cut your energy bills and protect your business against future price rises;
      • benefit from inflation-linked returns of up to 11% for the next 20 years;
      • lower carbon emissions and demonstrate your green credentials to customers, suppliers and industry;
      • gain an extra competitive advantage in a tough economic climate. 

Case Study: 250kWp Tandem group

Tandem

In January 2014 Spirit commissioned a 250kWp roof system for the Tandem group.
This particular system comprised of 999x Rene Solar panels mounted on clenergy EZ-rack.
The system is expected to generate 220,000kWh per year saving 126 tonnes of CO2 annually with payback period of less than 6 years.

The savings and income generated by the system are as follows:

1)Feed in Tariff:
The system falls inside the 150-250 kWp tariff bracket (pre-April 1st 2014), receiving 10.62p for every kWh generated.
The first year tariff expected 221,000kWh x 10.62p=£23,606

2)Free Energy:
Based on the typical assumption that the building will use 50% of the energy generated and export the rest to the grid;
Value of energy savings expected in first year: 110,500kWh x 12p = £13,260

3)Export Tariff :
The building will export 50% of what it generates

Value of export tariff in the first year : 110,500 x4.5p = £4,972.5

Total annual income and savings: £41,838

Jim Shears, Group Finance Director, Tandem Group commented: “It is early days but we are delighted with the system performance so far. We expect the project to deliver long term financial savings for the Group. In addition, the implementation of a solar solution forms part of our environmental and social responsibility strategy and we are therefore pleased to have the system installed and generating electricity. The installation process itself was pain free and efficiently carried out by Spirit Solar. All issues were promptly resolved and we would have no hesitation in recommending them”

 

Case Study: 24kWp Albion group

Hayes

In May 2013 Spirit commissioned a 24kWp flat roof system for Albion Group.
This particular system comprised of 96x ET Solar panels mounted on K2 racking.
The system is expected to generate 21,000kWh per year saving 11.94 tonnes of CO2 annually with payback period of less than 8 years.

The Albion Group wanted to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon foot print. The system commissioned by Spirit represents a fantastic way to become more self-sufficient in energy usage as well as making a great investment.

The savings and income generated by the system are as follows:

1)Feed in Tariff:
The system falls inside the 10-50 kWp tariff bracket (pre-July 1st 2013), receiving 13.03p for every kWh generated.
The first year tariff expected 21,000kWh x 13.03p=£2,736.30

2)Free Energy:
Based on the typical assumption that the building will use 50% of the energy generated and export the rest to the grid;
Value of energy savings expected in first year: 10,500kWh x 12p = £1260.00

3)Export Tariff :
The building will export 50% of what it generates

Value of export tariff in the first year : 10500 x4.5p = £472.00

Total annual income and savings: £4,468.30

 

 

Case Study: 19kWp English Bridge Union

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In April 2013 Spirit commissioned a 19.0kWp system for English Bridge Union.

This particular system comprised of 77 x ET Solar panels affixed to a metal sheet roof.

The system is expected to generate 10,600kWh per year saving 6 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Broken down the savings and income generated by the system are as follows

1)Feed in Tariff:
The system falls inside the 10-50 kWp tariff bracket (pre-July 2013), receiving 13.03p for every kWh generated.
The first year tariff expected 10,600kWh x 13.03p=£1,381.18

2)Free Energy:
Based on the typical assumption that the building will use 50% of the energy generated and export the rest to the grid;
Value of energy savings expected in first year: 5,300kWh x 12p = £679.46

3)Export Tariff :
The building will export 50% of what it generates
Value of export tariff in the first year : 5,300 x4.5p = £238.50

 

Total annual income and savings: £2,299.14

 

Case Study: 12.7kWp Vectura Group plc

vectura

In Oct 2012 Spirit commissioned a 12.7kWp flat roof system for Vectura Group plc.

This particular system comprised of 52 x ET Solar panels affixed to a metal sheet roof.
Due to structural limitations the system size was reduced from 42kWp in order to install the system safely on to the portal framed building.

The system is expected to generate 16,610kWh per year saving 9.43 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Broken down the savings and income generated by the system are as follows

1)Feed in Tariff:
The system falls inside the 10-50 kWp tariff bracket (pre-July 2013), receiving 13.03p for every kWh generated.
The first year tariff expected 16,610kWh x 13.03p=£2,164

2)Free Energy:
Based on the typical assumption that the building will use 50% of the energy generated and export the rest to the grid;
Value of energy savings expected in first year: 8,305kWh x 12p = £1,142

3)Export Tariff :
The building will export 50% of what it generates
Value of export tariff in the first year : 8,305 x4.5p = £373.73

Total annual income and savings: £3,680