Domestic Solar Panel Installation: Budleigh Salterton, East Devon

Mr & Mrs Langston

Project requirement:

Mr and Mrs Langston wanted solar panels installed on their property in Budleigh Salterton, in order to benefit from the FIT tariff and to save money on their electricity cost.

The solution:

We installed 17 x 235W Panasonic HIT solar panels with an SMA inverter, totaling a 3.995 kWp solar pv system.

The result:

Between 1st June 2011 and 31st May 2012, 3,219 kWh (kilowatts per hour) was generated, which was 10.25 % more than estimated. This represents a return on investment of 9.8%, a considerable improvement on the 0.5% or 3% that would have been gained at a bank or building society. After paying off all fuel bills, the client estimated that they still had some £600 left over.

Words from the client:

“Thank you for a very satisfactory job. We were amazed that you and your men could achieve so much in a day. This evening the meter reads 20.2 kWh. If I’ve got my sums right that would have attracted a payment of about £9.06 from npower and it compares with about £0.85 which the money would have earned in the building society! We also used 4Kwh of ‘paid for’ electricity so the net saving would have been £7.71 plus of course the cost of any more ‘paid for’ electricity which we would have used.  Wonderful! Again, very many thanks for a job well done and I will certainly send a recommendation”

Budleigh Salterton MIG domestic solar installation

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