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Largest Solar PV Installation in Guernsey

Our TLGEC team in Guernsey have just​ installed this 309 panel, roof mounted commercial solar PV system at the Guernsey power station, Northside, Vale. We worked for Guernsey Electricity Limited on this project, which is the largest solar array in the Channel Islands, generating over 100kWp of power.

We’re very proud of this job and our Guernsey team – check out this awesome video by Buzz:

Designed by TLGEC – System Spec & Performance

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The SunPower panels and SolarEdge​ inverters that we supplied and fitted are already generating a considerable amount of renewable energy.  In the first 50 days after installation, enough energy was generated to power 7 average sized homes with heat, light & power for a whole year… this is the equivalent of generating enough energy to drive 100,000 miles in an electric vehicle.

Use the slider on the Before & After photo below and scroll down to view our Photo Gallery & Time-lapse Video…

Providing Energy in Guernsey for 120 Years

Guernsey Electricity has been providing electricity on the Island of Guernsey since 1898 and their latest venture alongside our TLGEC Guernsey team is just one of many initiatives to improve the energy security on the island.

As Guernsey Electricity continues to strategically consider how advances in technology can benefit the island, the solar array was also an opportunity for them to see the real-world impact of renewable energy and plan accordingly.

Guernsey Electricity are the only electricity network provider on the island, also serving Alderney and Sark. The new solar pv system is the largest to be installed to date in the Channel Islands and has received incredible support throughout the islands, helping to raise interest in Solar PV.

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Timelapse Video by Buzz

Setting The Standard for Commercial Solar PV

This project serves as a great example of a commercial system taking advantage of the best components available, using SunPower‘s 327W module and SolarEdge Inverters and Optimisers. Guernsey is fortunate to have the highest irradiance in the UK, being furthest South in the Channel.

The job was installed using our local installers, which took just over a week to complete. The 101.04kWp system will generate 119,573kWh per year.

All of the ‘clean’ energy generated will go directly into Guernseys energy mix and be used to supply the island alongside the cable from France. This will also help to reduce the amount of ‘dirty’ energy used by diesel generators.

Although a small input into Guernsey’s overall energy mix, this is a step in the right direction with more projects hopefully planned for the future.

Here’s what Vince Smith, Head of Energy Solutions at Guernsey Electricity had to say…

Our own commercial installation team working with The Little Green Energy Company was a great success. We had the right team, with the right skills, to deliver the work to a tight deadline.

If you would like more information about this Solar PV project, or if you have a project you would like us to take a look at, Contact TLGEC Today: The Solar PV, Battery Storage & EV Charging Experts!

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