Range of Sevices
LHW partnership LLP provide a range of engineering and technical services:-
The include engineering feasibility, due diligence, design, specification, project management, and inspection services. We also offer specialist services including aerial (drone) inspection and photography and Infra Red, and are fully trained and qualified thermographers.
LHW Partnership LLP have been involved with battery storage technology since 2000, and and are experienced with the engineering aspects of energy storage. We have developed Half Hourly modelling systems to appraise renewable / energy storage import offset systems with Half Hourly granularity.
Example Homer Energy Report
LHW Partnership LLP are licenced owners of Homer Grid & Homer Pro, and can model PV/Wind/Heat Pump/Battery/EV models to determine the optimal solution and LCOE
Home Energy Technical Report
More technical detail of Project appraisal
RC62 Publication - PV & Rooftop Fire Management
LHW Partnership LLP was engaged by MCS & RICS Authority to rewrite the original RC62 RC62: Recommendations
for fire safety with PV panel installations. The Joint Code of Practice for fire safety with photovoltaic panel installations, with focus on
commercial rooftop mounted systems
Yieldworks - Brochure
A modelling solution for maximising solar PV array size , batteries and demand in areas of grid connection constraints.
New simulation software offers an engineered solution for the connection of renewable energy systems in areas with poor grid connection. Anyone that has recently attempted to obtain grid approval for the connection of a renewable energy system to the local grid is aware that it is becoming increasingly challenging to connect without significant connection charges coupled with long lead times for network reinforcement works.
Yieldworks is a modelling system developed by LHW Partnership LLP to assess and optimism the most effective PV system array sizing. It accommodates a combination of export constraint limitation, on-site projected or historic half hourly consumption and predicted solar PV yields.
Using industry leading modelling software and shade analysis technology a solar PV project can be modelled from total export to constrained export scenarios, allowing for shading, on site demands, private wire and future peak generation storage offset.
Solar PV - Verification & Validation
We utilise state of the art module and string analysing technology, shading analysis and thermographic systems to prepare accurate and reliable performance and output estimates. We also assess the performance of existing systems and run fault diagnostics on any under-performing installations.
Experience has shown that in the haste to install PV systems in anticipation of Feed-in Tariff and ROC digression, many of the installed PV systems were subject to teething issues and sub-optimal performance outputs. LHW Partnership can offer in-depth analysis and fault diagnostics services to help improve deficiencies and overall performance of existing solar PV systems.
Yieldworks - Example Report
A modelling solution for maximising solar PV array size in areas of grid connection constraints.
Over the past 3 years LHW Partnership LLP has developed Yieldworks; a methodology that maximises the generation and consumption of renewable electricity and minimises the impact of the system on the local distribution network, resulting in minimal upgrade costs and delays.
Energy Peformance & Data Monitoring
We are qualified energy engineers and can provide expert data analysis services specifically for the adoption of generation. Obtaining energy demand profiles down to 1 minute intervals (compared to the hourly profiles typically used) allows for a more granular assessment of the viability of an energy solution. This is
particularly important when looking at the technical and financial viability of a generation or energy storage system.
Grid Connection Applications
We prepare and submit grid connection applications for submission to Distribution
Network Operators (DNO) and Independent DNOs (iDNO) for the following:
-G59/3 LV and HV Connected
-G100 Export Limiting
We prepare electrical SLDs, point of connection mapping and export constraint modelling.
Operation & Maintenance
We provide a range of O&M services for the rooftop solar PV rooftop solar PV market. We have been involved with solar PV systems since 1999 and we hold experience with module optimisers, micro-inverters, string inverters and central inverters based systems.
We work for a range of customers in several markets including domestic, commercial, Local Authority and large scale and HV solar farm developers.
We have significant experience in renewable heat engineering including both small-scale and large-scale solar thermal, ground source and air source heat pumps and biomass.
Since 2006, engineers at LHW Partnership have designed numerous renewable energy heating systems ranging in sizes from 10kW to 350kW. Systems include flat-plate and evacuated tube solar thermal systems, ground source and air source heat pumps along with wood chip and log burning biomass systems.
Infrared Thermography or Thermal Imaging is used in a wide range of applications as a diagnostic tool and recent years has seen its use within commercial and industrial applications grow dramatically.
Staff members at LHW Partnership LLP are Level I and Level 2 qualified Thermographers, certified by the Infrared Training Centre.
LHW Partnership is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority and BNUC-S to pilot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for commercial purposes and we regularly conduct aerial surveys of solar PV systems for a number of customers.
Our aerial surveys combine aerial photography and infrared thermal imaging to quickly and safely assess the health of solar PV systems from the air.