Solar PV – Plas Menai National Water Sport Centre

Solar PV Installation

The Greener Group were appointed to install a 50kW Solar PV system on behalf of Sport Wales at the National Water Sports Centre near Caernarfon, North Wales. The centre is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait and provides the outdoor adventure, from family activities, learn a new sport, develop your skills and qualifications. It was a great place for the installation team to work and the weather was fantastic which helped!

A 50kW Solar PV system was installed across two roofs, South East and South West, providing solar energy throughout the day. The slate roof at Plas Menai, as we learnt from the information boards dotted about, was the largest in Europe when it was built in the 1980’s! Needless to say we didn’t cover the whole roof!

Solar PV System Specification

The brief was to install up to 50kW PV using black mono crystalline PV panels. The inverter selection was left open and we opted to propose the SolarEdge inverter and monitoring system. Not only does it provide module level monitoring and voltage optimisation, the system is the safest available. We were successful with our proposal and the centre opted for 150 x Canadian Solar 330W HiDM High Density MONO PERC Black Frame PV Panels with 2 x SolarEdge 25kW Inverters.

Solar Panels – Canadian Solar 330W HiDM High Density MONO PERC Black Frame with MC4Part No: CS1H-330MS-MC4-BF Panels – Monocrystalline

  • Rating: 330W
  • Efficiency: 19.6%
  • Width: 992mm
  • Height: 1,700mm

High Density Mono PERC Module

With innovative module technology and unique IP-granted (intellectual property) design features the HiDM high density shingled solar module, can offer high power modules up to 335 W with enhanced aesthetics appearance. Through maximizing the light absorption area and removing the loss of ribbon resistance, the module efficiency can reach up to 19.86 %. MORE RELIABLE (THANKS TO SHINGLE HIGH DENSITY CELL TECHNOLOGY):

Inverters – SolarEdge 25,000W Three Phase Inverter N4 Basic NO DISPLAYPart 

  • Rating: 25,000W
  • Phases: 3

Solar Edge 25000 3phase BASIC inverter with Set APP function (no display)

The SolarEdge inverters combine a sophisticated, digital control technology and single stage, efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability. The fixed-voltage technology ensures the solar inverter is always working at its optimal input voltage, regardless of the number of modules in a string or environmental conditions.

Roof Mounting – Solar Limpets

Launched in 2012, Solar Limpets are a unique innovation in roof hook technology. Designed by an installer for installers, providing economical, easy and fast installation onto all types of slate and 10 x 6 Rosemary type tiles. Suitable for all current PV rail systems for both portrait or landscape orientation, its patented 360 degree adjustable design and installation techniques can save you up to 80% on current installation times, at the same time reducing tile and slate breakages by a staggering 90 – 100%.

Working With Us On Commercial Solar PV Project

The Greener Group have been installing a solar PV systems since 2010 and have gained a wealth of experience over the years. Working with clients to guide and inform, we take a project from design to completion. If you are considering solar PV or an alternative renewable technology for your business or home please get in touch to discuss the project.

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