Local businesses benefit from Solar PV

EnergyMyWay South Devon uses its expertise to help Penmellyn Veterinary Practice save money

Equine vetsWe are all looking to save money on our ever-increasing energy bills, and for small businesses the rising cost of electricity can be a real burden. So when Penmellyn Veterinary Practice, based in Cornwall, contacted EnergyMyWay for advice we were more than happy to help.

Penmellyn Vets is a busy equine hospital and farm veterinary practice; their hard-working team are busy seven days a week caring for sick animals. They approached EnergyMyWay looking to reduce their electricity bills. After an initial consultation, it was clear that with their long working week, during daylight hours, they would be perfectly positioned to benefit from Solar PV.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is a renewable energy source that can dramatically reduce your energy bills. Solar panels are clean and efficient, and they make great financial sense for two reasons: Firstly, the power your panels generate mean reduced energy bills and secondly, with the Government?s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) you?ll receive an annual income, guaranteed for the next 20 years.

After talking to Western Power we established that the veterinary practice was in a good position to export excess solar energy to the grid. More good news was the fact that neither planning permission nor grid upgrades were needed.

We then assessed the buildings and decided that two arrays, one on the main building and another on the stable block, would be the best system for the practice.

Solar panels at veterinary practiceOnce up and running the savings soon started rolling in. The practice saves around £1,700 per year on their electricity bills and receives £4,049 from the Feed-in Tariff. Over the next 20 years Penmellyn Vets are set to make an incredible return of £114,000*.

This Solar PV system was installed by EnergyMyWay South Devon ? your local renewable energy specialists. Call 01803 732946 to talk to us or email our regional directors Tim or David at devon@energymyway.co.uk

*Return is calculated using combined bill savings and subsidy earnings.

By: Louisa Stockley