Addison have just completed the installation of an MCS approved Solar PV System to compliment our existing system.
The solar array is certified to standard BS 7671:2008, BS EN 61194 and BS EN 61215 and in line with MCS MIS3002 regulations. The selection of the panel itself was shortlisted to four manufacturers, LG ,Panasonic, Tesla and Sharp.
Having been in the solar market for over 60 years, longer than any other company in the industry, Sharp’s experience in the photovoltaic (PV) business is unrivalled and with the brand new introduction Sharp’s half-cell module the selection was made to choose Sharp.
This module scored a higher module performance, reducing resistance losses and offered an additional 15W more power output per module than the alternative modules from the best competing suppliers. The new modules also achieved lower temperature performance, thus reducing hot spots and had up to 50% better performance in shady conditions than previous panels. Sharp’s panels have proven to be robust and reliable and they come with product performance warranty of 15 years, again which was an improvement on the other manufacturers.
The installation now increases our total solar array output to nearly 400kW/h which will significantly support our own electricity consumption. We will also use the energy from the solar array to power our increasing fleet of electric vehicles, storing the energy and further limiting the creation of co2 and pollution to the environment.
We are hoping to expand the system further in future, as we continue to harvest the energy from the sun’s radiation and do our bit in the fight to slow the climate change of our planet and our reliance on fossil fuels. Each and every-one of us can support this notion by turning off unnecessary energy consuming equipment, when not required.