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Solar PV Case Study: Solar Barn, Guildford

The Solar Barn, Guildford, Surrey offered us the ideal combination of mounting structure, size, location and opportunity to design and build what we believe to be one of the best performing solar PV systems around.

Solar Barn - Commercial Solar PV System
Commercial Farm Solar PV System Barn

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System Details:

  • System Size: 19.6kWp
  • Solar PV Panels: SolarWorld SW245 Plus (80)
  • Mounting System: On-Roof
  • Inverters: SMA Tripower 10000TL (2)
  • Estimated Output: 18,130kWhrs per year
  • Mains Feed: Three Phase (G.59/2)
  • Installation Date: May 2011
Commercial Solar PV Installation on Farm Barn

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Location Details

  • Guildford, Surrey
  • Roof Pitch: 25°
  • Azimuth: 0° Due South
  • Terrain Height: 44m
  • Wind Region Load: 22m/s
  • Snow Region Load: 3
Three Phase Solar PV Inverters Commercial Farm

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Project Team:

  • System Design: In Balance Energy
  • Electrical Installation: In Balance Energy
  • Roof Installation: Manor Roofing & Guttering
  • Project Manager: In Balance Energy
Solar barn view from farmhouse

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The Solar Barn is situated amongst a number of other farm buildings, a stables and a horse riding school. The brief for the PV system was to generate as much power as possible from the space. The power being primarily used to supply the mixed use farm buildings nearby and the farmhouses beyond, excess generation to be automatically exported to the grid.

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Solar PV Case Study, Solar Barn, Guidford

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