Friday, 8 February 2013

Le Camptrehard - 7.21 kW Solar Photovoltaic System Installed This Week

This week we have installed a whopping 15kW of PVs across 3 x separate properties in the Island. One of the installations was at Le Camptrehard, a property which we have previously installed a 2kW PV system on the house roof and a Ground Source Heat Pump heating the Home and Hot Water. Once we have installed the last 3 x panels on the roof the newest system will comprise of 7.21kW. Add that to the 2kW at Le Camptrehard and it gives a grand total of 9.21kW, making it the largest in Guernsey!

This Weeks Renewable Energy Project

We are currently working on a project in which we are installing 1 x 14kW Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pump, 1 x 8.5kW Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pump, 2 x HeatKubes, 1 x 100Ltr High Efficiency Hot Water Cylinder and 2.82kW of Solar Photovoltaics. Check out pics of the work in progress.

The Solar Photovoltaics fitted nicely on the shed roof.

The Heat Pump.

The HeatKube fit snugly in a cupboard in the centre.
And below the HeatKube, the HW Cylinder will also be hidden away!

The old boiler ready to be recycled. Boiler out, Heat Pump in!

Another 15kW of PVs installed in Guernsey this week!

Our latest PV installation, panels all up and looking pretty. By the end of today we will have commissioned three PVs installs this week, so another 15kW in total on line in Guernsey this week!!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Our PV System!

We have a small PV system out the front of E-SI HQ and we have the ability to monitor our PV's output at any given time. Even though it's only four panels we can generate a decent amount of electricity that makes a great difference to our power needs.

Our current reading (pictured below) shows the Panels are generating 570W which would be enough to cater for all our computers and some of our lighting. So it goes to show even the smallest size PV system will even give great benefits immediately, not to mention today is a cloudy day in Autumn!

We are also able to monitor some of our clients systems to. Below are screen grabs of 3 separate systems with total energy generated so far today, these PV systems are obviously much larger then ours and generating some decent energy!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

E-Si's Latest PV Install

Pictures of our latest PV install at a town house in St Peter Port, Guernsey.  We installed a massive 8.8kW of a new type of modulating Solar PV. This comes with default internet connection so power output can be viewed from anywhere in the world.

The power output of the PV's can be viewed on the internet and also shows the equivalent of energy generated and CO2 offset.

Total Energy generated today!

Monday, 10 September 2012

The E-Si Team make a trip over to Sark to install 8.5kW of Solar Photovoltaics.

The team on the way to Sark to install 8.5kW of Solar Photovoltaic.
It was a 5.45am start, so the boat allowed for some much needed catch up on some kip!

Bus then bicycles was our mode of transport in Sark.
The 3.8kW Array frames go in on the South Facing chicken shed.
Testing the batteries for creating second island grid at Clos Bourel. 48V config to Trace 4.5kW inverter which grid connect and export to our grid. In this case we are the Grid Managers!
3.8kW solar PV system in Sark, far chicken shed, Clos Bourel, 1 hour from being commissioned...

Jack from Sales Team joins the Installer team for PV install experience.

PV Runners all up by the 2.5Kw team. Panels on next.

Technical Assistant Sue taking a pic of the 3.8kW team. Which team will get their PV up first??!

Craig driving a Sark tractor to move the tested batteries to new battery shed location!
PV install is Go. This is Sam Trainee REE battening out for the 1.2kW array.
Hive of activity from the Sharp Thin Film team 2.5kW.

The 3.8kW panels being fitted to the runners.

3.8kW solar pic, looking good. We had a shortening window and by that time needed to be off site on boat by 6pm, so it left us an 1hr 45mns to complete.

The team had 3/4hr left before departure and 1 hour before the 2.8kW system goes live. Time was of the essence!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Heat Pumps, PV's and HeatKubes!

We are having our busiest August ever, with two 8.5kW solar photovoltaic installs going on at same time (17kW Total)(that used to be 1kW a year!). 

 We are building 2 x HeatKubes in our workshop for immediate install, we have a further 12 more HeatKubes to build and install next few months.

We have almost completed our first Loxone home automation system, controlling a bespoke design of dehum and pool heating in Fort George. This latter install is unique in the world, being the most efficient way of heating and controlling moisture ever.

Its not been easy, on all fronts we have been innovating hard with steep learning curves. Just sourcing the right kind of sensors has been fun, pulling in from the US and France as few UK distributors have the right products. 

In the photos below you can see a massive 2 x 14kW of Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps connecting in through our bespoke design buffer system allowing the legacy radiator system to not interfere with the modern electronic heat pump controls. In Total we have a high performance 28kW of heat pumps to heat hot water, radiators and a small UFH circuit. 

The photos of the roof below show the stainless steel slate hooks with 'Hall Clip' solar flashing to which overall across two roofs, 8.8kW of a new type of modulating solar PV will be installed. This comes with default internet connection so power output can be viewed from anywhere in the world.