Case studies

Deltor Communications

Deltor Solar PV installation

Deltor Communications, asked us to design a system to reduce their electricity bill for their printing operation in Saltash. The main challenge was the time of year of installation and their exposed site.
The system comprised of 480 salt tolerant panels from BISOL and a pair of 60kW inverters from KACO.
Good project management ensured the delivery of the panels and inverters direct from the factories in Slovenia and Germany respectively.

Leighfield Offices

commercial solar installation on R J Leighfield offices

We have just finished a 10kWp installation on the office buildings of Leighfield and sons, in Royal Wootton Bassett.

The job went smoothly and was completed in 3 days, with just a crew of 2 installers and one electrician.

It consisted of 40 x 250w black Axitech modules that look great, and being a german brand are very high quality.

We used the solaredge system, allowing remote monitoring of each individual panel and optimised output.

Plymouth School of Arts

renewable energy solar panels on roof

We have just completed a 50kWp installation on the Plymouth School of Creative Arts, for Lorne Stewart, consisting of 200 Axitec 250Wp modules, fixed to a K2 mounting frame.  The inverter is three phase Kaco Powador 60.0 TL3. The system is expected to pay for itself within 4 years, with a minimum £250,000 return after 20 years.

It took a team of four only a few days to install the modules on and it looks great!

Shaded Sports Hall Roof, Oxfordshire

Our client, the contractor R.J. Leighfield & Sons Ltd of Royal Wootton Bassett, was tendering for a new sports hall for Pinewood School and set the design engineers in R-ECO the challenge of maximising the output when the roof was at times partly shaded.

On The Map

Put your business on the electric vehicle (EV) charging point map.  Business, particularly those in the tourism and leisure industry, are always seeking new ways to get ahead of the competition and raise their profile.  A novel way is to install an EV charging point.  Call us for more information.

Cornwall's Largest PV Roof Installation


The Renewable Energy Co-operative installs Cornwalls's Largest OFGEM Registered Roof Mounted PV Installation on Prestigious Truro School.

The 1st August saw yet another government reduction in the FiTs (feed-in-tariffs)  and with this came a rush of projects in the months leading up to it. The Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) experienced an increase in sales over June and July and worked tirelessly to ensure all projects were completed before the deadline.


10 kW System Installed on Agricultural Building Qualifies for FiT!

This 10kW system was installed on an agricultural building housing a variety of farm animals including alpacas, goats and sheep.  R-ECO worked carefully around the fragile roof to install the system whilst considering the animals below and avoided making too much noise.

R-ECO install on their own Office

R-ECO have utilised office roof space at Mount Wellington Mine Eco Park by installting 10 Kilowatts of solar PV on a metal sheet roof to contribute to the sites green attributes. The Solar photovoltaic panels are part of a number of renewable energy technologies on the eco park site that supply on site businesses with everything from electricity to hot water. The PV system has been fitted with a wireless monitoring system which enables us to monitor the systems performance at all times from the internet and office; a feature which is available for any installation.

Exeter Forum

R-ECO installed a 15.5Kw roof mounted Solar PV system on a flat roof ballast  on top of business premises in the centre of Exeter.

One concern for the system was wind and weight loading issues, R-ECO worked with egineers to ensure full wind and weight loading calculations were carried out prior to installation.

Heartlands - A Pioneering Community Project

Heartlands community regeneration Solar PV project

In 2012 R-ECO became part of a ground breaking community project based in the heart of Cornwall.  The 33 Million pound big lottery funded project, named “Heartlands” regenerated a dilapidated mining area in Pool Cornwall into a “cultural playground” for the local community and visitors.