Commercial Solar Case Study

Crowstone Church Solar PanelCrowstone St. George United Reformed Church approached us to install a 12.5 kW 50 panel solar installation on their rooftop. We were recommended by a church member for whom we had installed a domestic array during the previous year.




Designed To Save Energy Costs

Church roof mounted solar panelsThe aim of the church was to reduce their considerable energy bills built up during the day. The church also wished to benefit from the Feed-in Tariff. We were able to provide a detailed breakdown of the costs of installation coupled with the financial short and long term benefits. During the consulatation period we were happy to provide any additional information/explanation which was required for board approval and presentation to the congregation. We’re always happy to take this time to do this. We appreciate that when many people are involved, and when the interests are broader than a private installation, it pays to take the time to ensure that every aspect is covered.


The Specification

roof mounted solar panelsThe installation itself was for an array of 50 250W panels, with an estimated yield of 10,730kWh per year. For commercial organisations the Feed-In tariff will provide a significant long-term revenue yield. Installations of this type are also popular for farmers, supermarkets and most large buildings. Whereas domestic households use most electricity during the evening and at weekends, commercial premises generally use their power during the day. This can represent significant saving as less power is returned to the grid and instead used on site.

High Quality Workmanship

As you can image installing 50 panels on a historic church’s roof involves a great deal of responsibility and careful treading. Scaffolding was installed to ensure that our workmen had easy access to all aspects of the church’s roof. Furthermore we took great care when working with tiles of this age.

We are happy to report that the church installation was a resounding success. The job was completed in under a week, in keeping with our agreed timetable. The system is currently running and generating a healthy return for the church.

Customer’s Testimonial

Linda from the Church was kind enough to provide the below testimonial:

“It has been a great pleasure to deal with Complete Renewables, particularly in view of the fact that this was not a run-of-the-mill domestic installation. You listened  to what was required and obviously gave careful consideration to how this was to be achieved.    Appointments were always promptly kept and the work was undertaken with the minimum of disruption and fuss. Liaison between the Church and the Company was always good and we would like to thank you for all you have brought to this project.”

Follow this link for real-time performance figures for Church’s current energy generation

Complete installation of solar panels on roof in Essex