50kW PV at Great Gutton Farm, Crediton, Devon

Ground-mounted system with potential capacity to meet all electrical needs of Grade II listed farm and buildings

Great Gutton is a charming Grade II* listed Devonshire farmhouse set in 21 acres of rolling countryside which provides self-catering cottage accommodation in the heart of rural Devon.

Sol Electrical Ltd oversaw the planning application for Great Gutton’s PV system and also liaised with Western Power regarding the necessary upgrades to connect to the Grid. The owners installed a biomass boiler at the same time as the PV array and SOL were able to synchronise the two systems, so that any unused electricity generated is diverted to heating water for the indoor swimming pool on site.

System Details

  • 50kW PV system
  • Panels: 200 x SolarWorld 250w modules
  • Inverters: 3 x SolarEdge SE17K  with P600 optimisers with on-line monitoring for peak operation
  • Index-linked Feed-in Tariff income for 20 yrs
  • Payback time is between 9 and 10 years with a predicted return of 11%

The SolarWorld panels are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in Germany. The SolarEdge optimisers used on this system deliver more power and therefore generate more revenue for Great Gutton’s owners.

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