Having it all in Horsham
As you approach this home just outside Horsham, there is nothing to suggest this is anything other than a typical executive house. However, tucked out of sight, this is a property bristling with technology that has fully embraced the renewable energy revolution slowly taking place across the country.
You could say it ‘has it all’, with its 6.5kWp solar PV system and a multitude of devices carefully selected to enable the owner Steve, to maximise self-consumption of the ‘home grown’ electricity.
Steve, who was approaching retirement was keen to take the opportunity to ‘manage’ energy costs for the future and, having made a decision to extend the detached garage, created the opportunity to fit a large solar PV array. When looking for a reputable contractor SogoSolar came highly recommended by a local friend who had used SogoSolar a few years before.
To reflect the sensitive nature of the area, Steve was keen to specify a ‘roof integrated’ in which the solar panels are set into the roof and replace the tiles.
The system comprises:
- 20 Panasonic HIT high efficiency panels with a market leading 25-year warranty
- SolarEdge 6kW inverter, also with a market leading 12-year warranty
- 10 kWh LG Chem battery storage system which stores surplus energy generated during the day for use at night
- 2 Myenergi ‘eddi’ power diverters which provide hot water
- Myenergi ‘zappi’ EV charging point for charging the new Tesla Model 3 car.
The solar panels generate approximately 5,500 kWh of electricity per annum out of last year’s 8,000 kWh consumption, a figure that will grow with the recent addition of the Tesla Model 3. In the summer months the property is almost 100% self-sufficient on many days and there is even electricity to spare which can now be used to charge the Tesla car via the zappi charger.
This smart car charger allows Steve to charge the car both directly from surplus power from the solar panels and, overnight, using cheap electricity via an ‘off peak’ tariff. Steve has full visibility of the energy flows within the property thanks to both the SolarEdge and Myenergi App’s. With the Myenergi App, Steve can even chose which devices receive the surplus energy, giving him a high degree of control over the solar energy, enabling him to prioritise how the energy is used.
Steve is delighted with the overall package of equipment and the service and commented – ‘thank you to the team for the design, advice and back up, I am really pleased with the result and I’m now thinking of getting another electric car’
Designed for you
At SogoSolar we do not install ‘kits’, all our systems are bespoke – designed specifically for your property and your requirements. Wherever possible we use components from manufacturers with UK or EU based support teams. This in turn means that we are much better placed to support you, our customer.
Peace of mind
All our installations come with manufacturers’ warranty and an insurance-backed workmanship warranty. For residential installation, wherever possible, we provide a comprehensive after care service, which includes monitoring system performance for two years from installation. This has proved a valuable service for many of our customers, enabling us to demonstrate that that the systems are performing as designed.
We are specialists in the design and installation of solar panel systems for domestic and commercial customers in London, Surrey and the South East. We know that investing in solar energy remains one of the smartest decisions you could make today. However, we also know that you may have questions before making any decision, and are always happy to talk through the details with customers.
Based in Twickenham, Middlesex we install solar panels in London, Surrey, Bucks, Herts and Essex. Visit www.sogosolar.co.uk or call us now on 0800 0025833 for a FREE, no obligation consultation about installing solar panels at your home or business.