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480kW, Leeds, Garden Centre, 52x EV Charging Points

Solar PV roof mount installation on a new build garden centre. 2no. 50kW and 50no. 22kW EV charging points and a 2MVA new connection with private 11kV circuit.

What was achieved

Westwood Energy installed 480kW of PV to this new build garden centre, adventure play and retail site. Deploying Trina modules, Sunfixings mounting system and SolarEdge inverters/optimisers, we were able to deliver an industry leading solution with unmatched warranty. 4x SolarEdge inverters and 600x P850 SolarEdge optimisers were fitted to maximise the benefits of the installation and reduce the customers mains electricity demands by 37%.

To facilitate power supply to the new buildings and EV charging network, Westwood Energy were able to combine all our expertise in one project. As well as deploying a state of the art PV system, we were able to deliver a new 2MVA grid connection, with private 11kV network supply an 800kVA transformer for the garden centre, and a 1.2MVA transformer for the unrestricted operation of 1.2MW of EV Charging. Due to Distribution Network Operator limitations on site, we were also required to deploy export limiting (G100) devices and, due to the nature of the connection (HV), reverse power relays.

The EV Charging network installed comprises of 2no. 50kW custom wrapped and 50no. 22kW Compleo EV chargers. These chargers are all app enabled for simple operation and payment.

The numbers…

378MWh pa generated.

78% consumed on-site.

34% of import demand off-set

£97,200.00 pa saved.

The equipment…

1,200no. Trina Vertex 400W Modules.

2no. 100K SolarEdge Inverters / 2no. 90K SolarEdge Inverters.

600no. P850 SolarEdge Optimisers.

1no. Sunfixings MRD S Steel Sheet Mounting System.

1no. SolarEdge G100 Metering Solution.

1no Reverse Power Relay (LV).

1no. 2MVA incoming HV connection.

1no. 1250kVA Transformer / 1no. 800kVA Transformer.

1no. 11kV private ring main.

52no. 22kW EV Charging Points.

2no. 50kW EV Charging Points.

Final Outcome

From the client

Westwood have helped us with several Solar and EV charging projects, bringing clear and well thought through options and solutions to the table.  Their project delivery has been excellent, with a can-do attitude, delivering on time with the minimum of fuss.  They have consistently gone above and beyond to deal with time consuming bureaucracy on our behalf and I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone looking at solar and EV projects.

Tom Megginson, Director – Tingley Garden Centre

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