Commercial Case Studies

Home Farm, Lathom, Lancashire

Home Farm is an expanding dairy farm in Lancashire which was planning to build a new state of the art milking shed to accommodate their growing dairy herd.

Home Farm

The cost of energy was a key consideration for farmer Richard Corlett, as he explains:

“After deciding to increase my dairy herd from 80 to 150 cows, it was imperative that the business considered the impact of the corresponding increase in energy consumption and cost. Having looked at various renewable technologies, Solar PV stood out as the most beneficial for my business and produced the best long-term investment and with the shortest payback period. After sourcing a few quotations, I decided to place an order with SolarKing, as I was impressed with the quality of their product, the level of service they offer and their very competitive price which was great value for money.

The 50Kwp installation went very smoothly, despite severe weather conditions and the team did a great job which I’m more than happy with. The SolarKing Commercial team also delivered on their promise to provide a fully managed, end-to-end service by dealing with the grid operator on my behalf and they even helped me to register the system for the Feed-in Tariff with my supplier on completion of the installation.”

Rothwell Mushroom Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Rothwell’s Mushroom Farm in Ormskirk, Lancashire is known across the UK as a progressive business committed to ensuring that they operate as efficiently as possible.

Rothwell Farm

The business process is a major consumer of electricity, having a base load rating of over 240kW. This prompted a thorough review of renewable energy options to reduce the increasing energy costs. One of the decisions taken was to install a 50kW solar PV array on a concrete –base ground mount system to generate electricity.

Solarking Commercial was chosen to supply and install this system with a brief to get the system installed before the 12th December 2011 deadline. The total end to end approach supplied by Solarking Commercial where every aspect of the project is planned and executed by our experienced and professional personnel.

The installation was up and working 2 weeks ahead of schedule which delighted the Directors of Rothwell’s.

Commercial Director Kate Rothwell commented:

“We were delighted with the thorough and professional approach of Solarking Commercial on this key project. We had set them a difficult task in terms of timescale and by changing the site of the installation part way through the planning and design stage. Solarking Commercial coped with all this and the most appalling weather conditions, to deliver a perfect installation, ahead of schedule which meant we could achieve the higher Feed in Tariff.

We would no hesitation recommending any business to work with Solarking Commercial.”


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