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Pathead, East Lothian

The Requirement

Being passionate about the environment, our customer approached us to install a wind turbine to contribute to their home energy use. After the installation, we were then also asked to install a small solar PV system too.

The System We Provided

1.56 kW PV system consisting of 12 Kyocera KC130 (130 Wp) Solar PV panels

6 kW Proven (WT6000) Wind Turbine

The Environmental Benefits

The solar PV System will generate approx. 1,200 kWh per year

The 6 kWp wind turbine will generate approx 9,160 kWh per year

Overall CO2 emissions will be reduced by about 4.5 tonnes per year

What We Did

We carried out a site survey and outlined all the options for renewable energy installations possible, with our advice. Customer chose to go 1st of all with the wind turbine, and later added the solar PV. We carried out all of the installation work, assistance with planning permissions and funding applications and commissioning.

We also carry out annual maintenance on the system, ensuring it is working to its maximum capacity at all times.

The Funding

At the time of installation, a grant of up to £2,500 for solar PV was available from the Low Carbon Building Programme and a grant of up to £4,000 for turbines was available from Scottish Community & Householder Renewables Initiative

Other Benefits

Having both wind and solar PV generation means that there is nearly always some form of on site generation – it tends to be windy when it’s not sunny and vice-versa. This means that a great deal of the electricity consumption on site is taken from the systems, drastically reducing the power import and thus reducing bills.

The longer term benefits of this are protection from ever increasing electricity prices, which our customer is increasingly delighted by!


Use excess generation to heat water, or limit export on larger systems!

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