Case Study

Riverford Farm

June 2018

232 kWp – Design, supply, install and commission.

The Riverford Farm Solar PV farm consists of 10 rows of ground-mounted solar PV.

There are 15 SMA inverters connected to a dedicated substation.

The system is monitored remotely and will generate alarms in the event of problems such an inverter fault or lack of communication.

Design

Solar Modules – 928 x ET Solar 250W ET-L660250WW Polycrystalline Modules
Inverter – 3 x SMA 10kW 3-Phase string inverter, 1 x SMA 12kW 3-Phase string inverter, 9 x SMA 15kW 3-Phase string inverters and 2 x SMA 17kW 3-Phase string inverters Ground Mounting System – Hilti MSP SPT1
G59/2 Protection – Macklin Controls Micromac 3PN 201-270 G59
Cabling, Total PV Generation Meter and balance of system.

Performance

Around 230,000 kWh/yr – over an orientation azimuth of 10° South, on an 20° pitch, with little to no shading.

Warranties

Workmanship – Beco Provide a 2-year workmanship warranty covering the installation. Modules – ET Solar modules are covered by 25-year linear performance warranty and 10- year product warranty.
Inverter – SMA are covered by 5-year performance warranty.

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