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Solar PV System Design & Planning

The success of any renewable energy project is always in the quality and robustness of the system design. System design is at the heart of our business and what we are most well known for. Our experienced in-house design team has been designing innovative and ground breaking solar PV, electrical and other renewable energy systems since 2007.

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We prepare comprehensive design and planning documents for all types and size of project; including line diagrams, schematics, bill of materials/components lists and detailed custom installation manuals. If you need any of the following technical information prepared then please contact us and let us know what you need.

Solar PV & Electrical System design

Solar PV & Electrical Drawings

We provide easy to understand yet comprehensive MCS compliant solar PV electrical designs including wiring schematics ready for use with G.83/G.59 notifications, specifying materials, building notice submissions and client manuals as well as for use on-site.

Every design is tailored to suit the operating environment and the electrical system into which the PV system will integrate.

Example Solar PV Roof Layout

Solar PV Array Roof & Ground Mounting Design

We work with installers, builders, roofers, architects, developers and private clients in preparing bespoke solar PV roof and ground mounted solar PV array designs.

All designs are technically and structurally validated and are provided with detailed weight, wind load and snow load information, dimensions, complete bills of materials and comprehensive instruction manuals for use on site.

3D Solar PV Modelling

3D Solar Modelling

The ability to visualise how a solar array will look before installation through 3D modelling has many advantages in terms of improved aesthetics, system design and system performance and goes a long way to ensure in advance that client's will be happy with the end results.

We can prepare fully interactive 3D models of virtually any combination of location, mounting space and equipment. Invaluable for complex designs, shade analysis, planning permission and when detailed aesthetic and mechanical information is needed in advance of a system installation.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission Documents

  • Pre-planning statements
  • Design and Access statements
  • Building plans
  • Photo montages
  • Visual impact maps & plans
  • Environmental statements
  • Identification of special land use such as nature reserves, AONB and conservation areas.
G.83 /; G.59 Grid Connection Documents

G.83 / G.59 Grid Connection Documents

Use us to prepare customised G.83/G.59 documents to easily communicate technical system information to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) when connecting Small Scale Embedded Generators such as Solar PV systems and Wind turbines to the national grid.

Solar PV System Power Output Estimates

Power Estimates & System Performance Statements

Taking the physical and electrical characteristics of the system, we cross reference against the characteristics of the property and it's location. This allows us to provide accurate output/yield projection figures in kWhrs. Taking into consideration:

  • The roof pitch (if applicable)
  • The azumith angle (which way the installation area faces i.e.N, S, E, W)
  • Location (In relation to the sun, height above sea level)
  • Shading limitations from nearby buildings, trees and local factors such as chimneys, aerials, flues and dormer windows.
  • Performance of the system, including the relationship between the panels, inverters cables and the existing electrical system.

We provide solar PV, electrical and renewable energy system design and planning services for systems owners and developers for projects of all types and size across Southern England. Experienced in working with listed, agricultural and industrial buildings and within conservation areas.

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