Sussex Refrigeration Wholesale Ltd are Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Wholesalers based in Shoreham By Sea. They deal with all the major brands within the industry and they have over 30 years’ experience within the trade.

The company successfully applied for a £16,000 grant from our Community Solar Accelerator scheme to help install a 37kW solar array at their premises.

The panels were installed on both the West and East elevations to provide a more constant output. The system is estimated to provide 32,000 kWh per annum. Based on current consumption and unit rate of electricity, the expected financial savings are around £5,000 per year.

Sussex Refrigeration Wholesale Ltd strategically installed a slightly larger solar array as they are anticipating the replacement of their company van with either an EV or hybrid model. It was calculated that an electric company van will use an additional 5000 kWh annually which will largely be covered by the electricity generated by the solar panels which helps with future proofing against raising energy prices.

Solar Impact in Numbers

Size or Solar PV array:  37 kWp

Predicted production of electricity: 32,000 kWh per year

Predicted cost savings: £5,000 in the first year

Return on Investment:   4-5 years

Grant Amount Received: £16,000

Expected lifetime of the solar PV system: 25-30 years

Carbon Reduction: 11.2 tonnes CO2e* per year

Date of install: Oct 2022

*CO2e calculated with conversion factor of 0.35156kg CO2e/kWh as confirmed with the managing authority.


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