Client Name: Epsom Playhouse
Location: Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom
Project Date: August 2023
Epsom Playhouse, a cultural hub known for its vibrant performances, took a progressive step towards sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy resilience by embarking on a solar installation project. This case study showcases the successful deployment of a solar system, featuring 90 Jinko 430W all-black panels, SolarEdge P950 optimisers, and a SolarEdge SE-33k inverter. The project involved the installation of five arrays, including four pitched roof arrays on K2 mounting and one flat roof installation on Van Der Valk Pro mounting. Additionally, pigeon-proofing using our SolaSkirt was applied to the pitched arrays to keep out the pigeons and also to provide a sleek finish to the system. Two Tesla Powerwalls were also installed to store any surplus energy for later consumption and to allow for off-peak charging.
Client Objective: To harness solar power, reduce energy costs, and contribute to environmental conservation while accommodating complex roof structures and enhancing energy resilience for uninterrupted operations.
Total Panels: 90 x Jinko 430W All-Black Panels (38.7kWp)
Panel Type: Monocrystalline
Mounting System: GSE In Roof
Optimisers: SolarEdge P950 Optimisers
Inverter Type: SolarEdge SE-33k Inverter
Mounting System: Four Pitched Roof Arrays on K2 Mounting, One Flat Roof Installation on Van Der Valk Pro Mounting
Energy Storage: 2 Tesla Powerwalls
- Complex Roof Structures: Accommodating multiple roof structures, including pitched and flat roofs, required careful planning and integration.
- High-Performance Components: The project utilized 90 Jinko 430W all-black panels, known for their efficiency and aesthetics, SolarEdge P950 dual optimisers and a SolarEdge SE-33k inverter ensured advanced energy generation and management, while Tesla Powerwalls enhanced energy storage.
- Complex Roof Integration: The solar arrays were strategically placed to accommodate the complex roof structures, including four pitched roof arrays on K2 mounting and one flat roof installation on Van Der Valk Pro mounting.
- Pigeon-Proofing: To mitigate pigeon infestation and protect the solar investment, our SolaSkirt pigeon-proofing was applied to the pitched arrays.