Visited site number 3 this morning. Penrhyn Castle frames now up and ready for panel installation on Monday. Powis castle piles installed for the frames yesterday. Dinefwr piling today. There is a lot to say about a standardised approach for installation but accepting the odd boulder strewn site such as part of Penrhyn. I have to say Prescient Power are pulling all the stops out to get this little lot in on time.
The 50kw PV in the Penrhyn car park works well aesthetically. It can’t be seen from the grade 1 listed castle but will be contributing 25% of the sites electricity needs. The castle has already been subject to an LED overhaul and installation of a much-needed voltage regulator (shift from 265v to 220v – lowering the sites energy use by over 15%). The data from the on site smart meters shows that the castle will consume 100% of the generated power. (when the sun is out, so are the visitors and the castle uses a lot of electricity – in terms of energy use – visitors and PV generation; perfect match)