Sunrise Eggs, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Salop Energy Director Gareth Jehu commented “We were absolutely delighted to undertake this project for Sunrise Eggs”.
Salop Energy came up against stiff competition during the tendering process of the contract, contending with a well-known German company who operate internationally.
Eventually Salop Energy’s attention to detail during the system planning and design phase was the deciding factor in winning the contract. The client was also impressed by our ability to offer a personal aftercare package encompassing both maintenance and monitoring of the PV system.
“Although the design was initially straightforward, our client had concerns regarding temperature within the building on which the solar modules were to be mounted”, explained Jehu.
“We ensured that we accounted for this in our design, specifying a bespoke mounting system to alleviate any potential effect the modules may have had”.
Jehu also added “Monitoring is an imperative ingredient for any PV system, but on an investment of this magnitude, clients quite rightly expect their system to be policed 24/7, 365 days of the year”.
“Our company prides itself on the level of back up service and aftercare provided and it appears that this was exactly what Sunrise Eggs were also looking for”.
A major part of the system design process was the selection of which PV module to use. With thousands of different panels available selecting a manufacturer that could be relied upon to uphold their warranty in the event of a failure was a key issue.
With the help of Salop Energy’s PV distributor, Phill Crawley, a Director of Sunrise Eggs, eventually selected the new 250 watt polycrystalline module from Yingli - a worldwide brand with a strong company infrastructure to support its claims.
Phill Crawley, the instigator of the Sunrise solar scheme, commented, “The decision to invest the kind of capital we have in this scheme brings with it a multitude of concerns and potential stress. I am pleased to say that we experienced none of this working with Salop Energy”.
“It was vital that the project was undertaken in a manner that ensured there was no disruption to the day to day running of our operation”.
“What we have ended up with is a high quality installation, delivered on time, on budget and with minimum fuss. I could not recommend Salop Energy Ltd highly enough”.
Phill Crawley added, “In today’s challenging world businesses such as ours are expected to lead the way and set an example, especially from an environmental point of view”.
“We were a large consumer of wholesale electricity, and with rising utility prices appearing to be the order of the day, we believe by taking this step we have gone a substantial way to securing our company’s energy future”.
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