55 kWp Solar PV system installed for Southampton City Council.
Contracted to the national construction company, Ecolution was delighted to have been able to provide this superbly designed renewable energy solution for the Southampton City Council via their consultants, Capita Symonds. With a number of stakeholders involved, an important part of Ecolution’s service was the ability to liaise with several parties and to ensure that everyone’s interests were satisfied.
Targetted with achieving a saving in C0₂ emissions over 25,000 kilograms p.a., Ecolution successfully designed a solar PV system with an output of over 55 kWp using Mitsubishi modules, and which also overcame a number of other challenges. To avoid multiple penetrations to the roof, Ecolution worked with Kovara, the roofing contractor, and their innovative weatherproofed mounting rail. This provided a lightweight alternative to ballast, and together with shallow 10 degree frames, created an excellent solution to overcome concerns over the weight and wind loads. The latter was exacerbated by the exposed coastal location and limited protection from a parapet. Needless to say, Ecolution also used their technical expertise to ensure that all roof services were accommodated whilst also accounting for potential shading issue.
A representative from the client commented, “I was very impressed by the speed with which Ecolution worked and their ability to work so effectively in tandem with other trades. This was a challenging programme under tricky working conditions and Ecolution managed the whole process very professionally.”
Ecolution has been providing renewable energy solutions to the building industry since 1999.
We have installed several thousand systems on a wide range of buildings and roof types. Our primary focus is to install Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal systems to the building industry and the broader commercial sector. Ecolution is committed to providing excellent service to our customers. That’s why in our customer satisfaction survey, which we ask our customers to complete after every project, 100% of responses would recommend Ecolution services to a colleague.