Since 2015, GWPadley Poultry Ltd made a considerable investment in Solar PV on a number of poultry farms. Shortly after full commissioning, it became apparent that this was not a simple plug in and produce solution to improving on farm electricity costs and financial performance. We were soon faced with a number of installation and operational issues that had to be addressed immediately. We contacted Simon Hopkins to provide an independent report on any defects and also to obtain advice for any further issues that could potentially arise in years to come. Simon and his team could not have been more helpful, their engineers have very significant experience and technical resource to identify and help resolve any problems quickly and effectively, to limit lost generation. This is also when we were first introduced to the HIT Energy Guard, a unique monitoring platform specifically designed to ensure maximum return on investment.
“The HIT Energy Guard is an excellent product with fits perfectly into our companies Greentech brand which offers installers local stocks on a national level with 20 + specialist branches located across the UK offering a full Renewable solutions.”
L.E. Barnes and Sons invested a considerable sum in to solar PV onto our farm to balance our electrical usage and benefit from the government feed in tariff. Once the system was installed we saw inefficiencies in meter readings. HIT Energy Services carried out an audit of the system, this concluded the solar PV installation suffering from DC issues that was effecting production. HIT Energy Guard monitoring was installed onto our solar PV plant to monitor issues effecting production, we have now more confidence and the output of the system and return investment.
HBS Farms has being involved with PV since august 2011 with 230kw over three different sites. All three installations have had quite a few problems manly due to the technology being in its infancy. Some inverters have had to be replaced up to 5 times. The first monitoring system we had was on an 15 min real-time inverter basis. 2014 the contract was sold to a different provider who only monitored the sites on a half hourly generation meter reading which was down loaded once a day and therefore not capable of identifying small issues. HIT energy started monitoring 2 of our sites in Jan 2019 we are very pleased with the level of monitoring and alarmed at the amount of issues which have been highlighted. Within a month of monitoring we were losing considerable sums in loss of generation due to several issues.
Since HIT Energy have aided the management of our solar panels at Branston Potatoes we have been able to introduce regular servicing and improve levels of generation. HIT Energy have always been responsive and helpful with any concerns we have raised. I would recommend utilising their service
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