Didcot Plant Solar PV Installation in Oxfordshire

Project Overview

Optimising Operations with Solar and Storage

At Didcot Plant, a plant hire company in Oxfordshire, GHE Solar installed a 30kW solar PV system coupled with a 57kWh battery storage solution. This installation was completed in November 2023 and has already produced impressive results, showcasing significant energy savings and a notable reduction in carbon footprint.

Location

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Installed Capacity

30kW Solar PV System

Inverter Size

30kW

Installation Date

November 2023

Impact and Benefits

Environmental and Financial Impact

  • Payback Period: 2.5 years
  • Carbon Reduction: 16.28 tonnes over 7 months (equivalent to planting 10 trees)

The system has substantially cut electricity costs and reduced the plant’s carbon footprint, reinforcing Didcot Plant’s commitment to sustainability.

Solution and Implementation

Tailored Energy Solutions

To meet Didcot Plant’s energy needs, our team conducted multiple site visits to understand their energy consumption patterns. The plant’s primary energy usage occurs between 7am and 7pm with a peak load of approximately 20kW. Our solution was a 30kW PV system combined with a battery storage system to ensure optimal energy use and savings.

Daily Production Example (24th May 2024):

    • PV System Production: 131.40kWh
    • Total Consumption: 105.30kWh
    • Grid Consumption: 2.4kWh

The solar and battery system significantly reduced the plant’s reliance on grid electricity. On a typical day, only 2.4kWh was drawn from the grid, with the majority of the energy needs met by the solar and battery system.

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