Solar PV Securing your energy future
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Contents About Renewable Resources Ltd
Solar PV & the Feed-in Tariﬀ Why Invest In Solar PV?
The Feed-in Tariﬀ
How does Solar PV Work?
Understanding roofing Understanding solar
Why Choose Renewable Resources
Full Solution Providers
Case Studies Sainsbury’s Case study
Farm Case Study - Ian Wood & Sons
Cumbrae Primary School
About Renewable Resources Renewable Resources Energy Solutions Ltd are a company committed to providing renewable energy solutions for the domestic and commercial sectors. Established in 2008 we have supplied an extensive number of homes and businesses with renewable energy. We have an experienced team of system designers, energy consultants and our very own team of installation engineers who will create a seamless service for your chosen product and solution. We are fully accredited by the BRE through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Renewable Resources has partnered with reputable market leaders Sika and Kalzip to deliver a unique product oďŹ€ering to you.
We specialise in: > Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Panels > Solar Thermal > Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps
Experts in Solar Panel Installations
About Renewable Resources
Why Invest In Solar PV? Secure your energy costs for the next 25 years! In order to meet strict carbon reduction targets the Government has introduced extremely attractive incentives for installing Solar PV. The Benefits
> Solar PV installations oﬀer a 10% return on investment > Protect your business from rising energy costs > Save on operational costs > Lower your carbon emissions > Demonstrate to customers you are taking measures to help the environment > Become more energy-eﬃcient > Benefit from a 20 year guaranteed second income from the Feed-in Tariﬀ
Renewable Resources Securing your energy future
Investment Benefits - Investing in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels oﬀers an exceptional return on investment - around 10% as opposed to the average ISA which pays 2-3%. Payments made to Solar PV system owners through the Government backed Feed-in Tariﬀ scheme are the main reason behind this. Financial rewards from the Feed-in Tariﬀ mean an average payback period on initial investment of between 6 - 8 years. Furthermore the Feed-in Tariﬀ is tax free, indexed linked and guaranteed by the government for the next 20 years. Environmental Benefits - Solar panels do not produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, unlike fossil fuels which are the main source of global warming. Installing Solar PV can reduce your own carbon footprint by up to 1200Kg per year.
Why Invest in Solar PV?
The Feed-in Tariﬀ In order to meet its targets set for the reduction of CO2 emissions the Government introduced the Feed-in Tariﬀ scheme in April 2010. The scheme is ‘self funding’ as all UK electricity suppliers have been instructed to add 1p per unit to customers in the UK. This extra money is then put into a fund which is used to bank roll the scheme. The Feed-in Tariﬀ oﬀers 3 separate financial benefits:
1. The Generation Tariﬀ
A set payment of 15.44p for every kilowatt-hour (KWH) of electricity your PV panels generate
Generate extra income from the Feed-in Tariﬀ
2. The Export Tariﬀ
A set payment of 4.5p for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of surplus electricity not used onsite and exported to the national grid
3. Lower Energy Bills
There will be a significant reduction on your standard electricity bill from using the free energy your Solar PV panels generate Properties are required to produce an Energy Performance Certificate rating of ‘D’ or above to qualify for the full Feed-in Tariﬀ rates. It is estimated that around half of all properties are already eligible for a ‘D’ rating. Solar PV installations must also be carried out by a MCS accredited installer to be eligible for the Feed-in Tariﬀ. Financial rewards from the Feed-in Tariﬀ mean an average payback period on initial investment of between 6 - 8 years. Furthermore the Feed-in Tariﬀ is tax free, indexed linked, guaranteed by the government for the next 20 years and oﬀers a 10% return on investment.
What are the benefits?
15.44p for every kWh of electricity generated
4.5p for every kWh of electricity exported to the natiional grid
Significant reduction in your energy bill by using the electricity you generate for free
The Feed-in Tariﬀ
Daylight is converted by the solar panels into energy
An invertor converts the energy from Direct Current (DC) into Alternating Current (AC) suitable for use in the workplace
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How Does Solar PV Work?
The generated power is then used around the workplace to power electrical appliances
Surplus electricity is sold to the national grid, earning the owner money
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When extra power is required it is imported from the national grid in the normal way How Does Solar PV Work
Why Choose Renewable Resources? Understanding roofing / Understanding solar Renewable energy is vital in the modern world. To get it right, you need to work with people who know what itâ€™s all about. Renewable Resources are fully committed to the highest quality standards. Company policy is for a level of service and professionalism exceeding expectations and to deliver complete customer satisfaction. We are fully accredited through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Our installation teams are fully qualified and undertake regular training and assessment to keep our quality of workmanship high and in line with current standards and regulations. We employ our own commercial technical advisors. This ensures our people are constantly monitored and trained and that they give open, honest advice, not a hard sell.
Delivering Excellence Across All Aspects Of Your Project
The MCS have highlighted in a glowing report, how we at Renewable Resources conduct our business and the level of service we oďŹ€er. We have testimonials from a wide variety of clients ranging as far and wide as private sector retail right through to public sector authorities and organisations.
Why Choose Renewable Resources
Our Service Our team work hard to make sure that you get the best quality of service from us at all times - from first point of contact through to the finished system installation and aftercare. We aim to provide a level of service and professionalism that exceeds clients’ expectations and provides complete satisfaction. Below is a step by step guide, explaining from start to finish, how we successfully deliver contracts to our clients.
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SUITABILITY OF YOUR PROPERTY We’ll carry out a full technical survey of your property to establish if you will benefit from our energy solutions.
TECHNICAL DESIGN Following the survey our in-house design team will design a bespoke system tailored to your individual needs.
REGULATIONS If necessary we will obtain all building approval regulations that may be required on your behalf.
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THE FEED-IN TARIFFS Our energy consultants will fully explain how the tariﬀs work and what it means to you in real terms.
QUOTATION Our energy consultant will prepare your quotation and our office will contact you to arrange a provisional installation date.
INSTALLATION Our trained roofers and MCS approved electrical teams arrive and perform a full risk assessment before beginning installation.
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ESTIMATED ANNUAL RETURN Our experienced energy consultants then calculate honest FIT returns for your property using Government Issued SAP reports.
SYSTEM APPROVAL Design & system suitability is approved by an electrical and structural engineer to ensure that it adheres to safety standards.
SWITCH ON & HANDOVER Systems are tested and then commissioned. Our after sales team and guarantees oﬀer clients complete peace of mind. Our Service
Full Solution Providers Turn Key Solutions At Renewable Resources, we have worked hard to bring experts from across the globe to all areas of our business. In turn, we can oďŹ€er you the best quality of service from start to finish. We do not subcontract or rely on any external suppliers. Unlike many other companies, we deliver a complete solution service. Our technical experts can provide you with sound, open and honest advice absolutely free of charge. The consultancy team will be happy to visit you to discuss and understand your individual business requirements. Our consultants can provide you with a specification, tailored to suit your needs. Our project managers will ensure the process is fully planned out and the installation team is committed to providing an unrivalled quality of workmanship.
Turn Key Solutions - Keeping Everything Under One Roof
Our commissioning team will ensure your project adheres to all the required regulations and legislation. Our back oďŹƒce department will support all your administrative needs on the project and our aftercare service will ensure your system continues to be a success. As a company, we are committed to providing renewable energy solutions that not only result in significant savings for you, but help pave a sustainable and environmentally friendly future for our planet.
Full Solution Providers
Technical Expertise Industry recognised team Renewable Resources Ltd is a company which has been founded on expertise from all over the world. Our system design and technical experts have been gathered from companies across Europe and Asia, to ensure Renewable Resources are the experts and leaders in renewable energy solutions for the commercial market. We develop and provide the most eďŹƒcient and cost eďŹ€ective energy solutions which are truly tailored to your businesses specific circumstances and requirements. From our detailed consultation, we build up a knowledge base, focussed around your individual project needs and circumstances. Our expert system designers translate this information into a solution specification that aims to exceed expectations.
Bringing Together Global Expertise
Quality Assurance Our solutions are designed to stand the test of time. We pride ourselves on quality design, quality workmanship and the use of quality components. We aim to provide a level of service and professionalism that exceeds clientsâ€™ expectations and delivers complete customer satisfaction. We are also continually working to improve our quality performance standards. We are committed to adhering to industry legislation and approved codes of practice and our accreditations speak for themselves. Our commitment to customer services goes beyond delivery of your solution. Our ongoing and after care service gives you peace of mind that at Renewable Resources we are committed to your project, for the life of the project. We are committed to safeguarding the occupational health, safety, and welfare of all our employees and promote a positive approach to accident prevention and by undertaking a full risk assessment for every contract we work on.
Systems with continuity and consistency now and in the future
Renewable Resources actively promote the use of sustainable materials and adopt eďŹ€ective fuel and waste management principles, to ensure that we act responsibly and minimise the environmental impact of our operations.
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Case Study Renewable Resources (Energy Solutions) Ltd has successfully completed the installation of roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at 169 Sainsbury’s stores across the South of England, producing a total of 16 Megawatts (MW) of power for the supermarket chain. The installation became a significant element of Sainsbury’s 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan, which aims to reduce carbon (CO2) emissions, provide a sustainable solution for long-term energy security and protect from future rises in energy costs. “This project secured Renewable Resources’ position as the largest UK solar PV installer for commercial rooftops in 2012, while also demonstrating our ability to work on a tight schedule,” said Paul Gribben, Chief Executive, Renewable Resources. “The main challenge was to meet strict Feed-In Tariﬀ deadlines. Our committed team of expert engineers and strong partnerships with key roofing membrane and solar PV panel suppliers allowed us to install a typical 50 kW system in less than three days – just half of the market average time... and it was fantastic to have our eﬀorts rewarded by winning the ‘Largest Installation’ at the Solar UK Industry Awards 2012.” Renewable Resources completed the 16 MW Solar PV installations at select Sainsbury’s stores in South East and South West England, consisting of 50 and 250 kilowatt peak systems. Across these 169 stores, the resulting 16 MW of solar energy generated is equivalent to powering over 4,000 homes or oﬀsetting an average of 6,800 tonnes of CO2 per annum. Extensive knowledge of commercial roofing systems and solar power combined with reliable and high-quality technologies allowed Renewable Resources to complete the installation without alterations to construction or any disruption to the stores’ operation.
Sainsbury’s Case Study
Ivan Wood & Sons 40kW Solar PV system installed onto refrigerated warehouse 3.68 kW Solar PV system home installation Warehouse bills reduced from £1500 to around £200 per month Home energy bills more than halved On target to pay back installation costs in around 6 - 8 years Ivan Wood & Sons are wholesale fruit and potato merchants with a large refrigerated warehouse. Bills were a big concern to Ivan so he decided to look into investing in renewable energy to secure his future energy costs.
Ivan Wood & Sons
Ivan installed solar panels on both his house and his warehouse. The panels on his warehouse have produced around 35,000kW of renewable energy in a year, which is more than was calculated so his system is actually over producing. In addition to dramatically decreased warehouse bills, Ivan’s house bills have more than halved.
I chose Renewable Resources as I felt I could trust them and appreciated that they didn’t have a high pressure sales team. I was delighted with all aspects of the service from the surveyor, the installation team to the back oﬃce. Having their own in-house design team I felt reassured my system would be designed to the highest standards. I noticed the savings immediately - my warehouse bills have dramatically decreased and my house bills have more than halved. I would highly recommend Renewable Resources to anyone thinking about investing in renewable energy.
Ivan Wood Managing Director
Ivan Wood & Sons Case Study
Cumbrae Primary School 16 Panel Solar PV Installation On target to pay back initial installation costs in around 6 - 8 years Panels also used as educational tool to help engage pupils in renewable energy
Cumbrae Primary School is on the small island of Millport. The school is a member of the eco-schools initiative and decided to invest in renewable energy in order to reduce their energy bills and safeguard the future energy costs.
Cumbrae Primary School
The school underwent a major refurbishment and installing solar panels was the first step. Investing in renewable energy meant they not only reduced their electricity bills and safeguarded themselves from future rises in energy costs, but they were also able to use the panels as a tool to help teach pupils about solar power. The school has now set up an eco-committee to engage pupils with renewable energy and help them understand how their solar panels are helping create an environmentally friendly future for our planet.
We are over the moon with the panels, not only are we reducing our energy costs and helping the environment but we can use them to teach our pupils. The panels are eﬀortless; they do not need any upkeep at all. Renewable Resources were great, the installation team were fantastic. They were also very respectful of being in a school and working near children. We would highly recommend them.
Cumbrae Primary School
Cumbrae Primary School Case Study
Published on Jun 4, 2012
This document outlines the benefits of solar pv, how it works and how it can benefit your business.