Solar Panels installed at North Wales Caravan Park, using locally sourced materials
|20 year Return||£16,000|
|Payback||8 years (13% return)|
|Cost||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Bill Saving||£200 p.a.|
|Carbon Offset||1,000 Kg p.a.|
Return is calculated using combined bill savings and subsidy earnings. Bill savings are calculated using estimated energy usage and either the electricity price at the time of installation (1 November, 2015) or, for our heating products, the existing fuel type available to the property.
Nestled on the East slope of the Conwy Valley in a sheltered wooded hollow. This caravan park is a small, family run and picturesque place, where owners and their families come to relax and enjoy the peace of this beautiful corner of North Wales.
Owners Reg and Heather had been interested in a solar PV installation for some time, in order to reduce the site’s carbon emissions and energy bills and to increase self-sufficiency in terms of electricity production. They also wanted the solar installation to serve as a visual example of low carbon technology and demonstrate the caravan park’s environmental credentials, so the visual appearance and materials used were of specific importance to them.
EnergyMyWay sourced UK manufactured materials, specifically selected for both their appearance and reduced environmental impact. All black Romag panels, from Durham, were used along with a bespoke Timbersol mounting frame manufactured from local Welsh wood that had been kiln dried using biomass at a local plant in nearby Ruthin (the biomass used to fire the drying kiln, again being local welsh wood and a waste product of manufacturing).
“The array looks good, and has been of great interest to all owners. Being at ground level the children have been able to view it in great detail. Learning about solar cells, inverters and the use of low impact timber frames rather than steel. This might have sewn a few seeds about how they and their families might be able to plan for a more sustainable future. “Reg Salter – Site Owner