A 40kW system at Pigeon House Farm
Rip Kirby, Dorchester, Dorset
Rip says, “Having researched the market we elected to employ Ownergy to manage the installation from start to finish. The whole process has been faultless, and it has been pleasure to deal with such a professional and properly informed organisation. We are now generating green electricity as well as seeing an excellent financial return on our capital.”
In August 2011 Ownergy commissioned a 40kW system for Rip on his pair of barns at Pigeon House Farm, Dorchester. The prime motivation in this case has been to reduce his reliance on imported energy - an initiative which started with the installation of under floor heating for the farm house - all of which was powered by a large ground source heat pump system.
Ownergy undertook a structural check of the barns, and proposed some minor strengthening works prior to the installation being completed. The system is now registered and expected to produce circa 36,000kWh per annum. Aesthetics were important in this case, so Rip chose black framed Sungrid SG-260W panels.