Client Name: Guildford Waterside Centre
Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Project Date: February 2023
The Guildford Waterside Centre, a prominent a prominent commercial complex nestled by the riverbanks in Guildford, Surrey, embarked on an ambitious mission to reduce its carbon footprint while enhancing energy reliability and sustainability. This case study illuminates the successful implementation of a cutting-edge solar installation consisting of 81 Canadian Solar 410W panels distributed across three arrays, K2 mounting, a Solis 30kW inverter, SolaSkirt and two Tesla Powerwalls, marking a significant step towards a greener future.
Client Objective: To harness renewable energy, reduce operational expenses, and establish the Guildford Waterside Centre as a leader in sustainable business practices.
Total Panels: 81 x Canadian Solar 410W Panels
Panel Type: Monocrystalline
Mounting System: K2 Mounting
Inverter Type: Solis 30kW Inverter
Energy Storage: 2 x Tesla Powerwalls
Solar Panel Protection: SolaSkirt
- Maximizing Rooftop Space: The commercial complex’s rooftop had limited space, necessitating an optimized layout to accommodate the 81 solar panels.
- Energy Reliability: Ensuring a consistent power supply during grid outages and peak demand periods was crucial for the client’s operations.
- Pigeon Infestation: Protecting the solar panels from pigeon nesting and damage, which is a common issue in urban areas, and also gave the system a sleek finish.
- High-Performance Components: We proposed Canadian Solar 410W panels for their high efficiency and longevity. The K2 mounting system offered flexibility in panel placement, while the Solis 30kW inverter and Tesla Powerwalls provided advanced energy management.
- Customized Design: Our team designed a bespoke layout, optimizing panel placement to maximize solar exposure. The panels were positioned to complement the architectural aesthetics of the complex.
- Solar Panel Protection: To mitigate pigeon infestation and protect the solar investment, our SolaSkirt premium pigeon-proofing system was integrated around the solar arrays, preventing access to nesting sites and potential damage.