LHW undertook transactional site review, inspection and due dilgence on 3 of the largest PV farms in the UK totalling 100MWp.
The work covered from DC through to 132kV connectioon, and included a focus on some areas not normally investigated.
The projects were successfully acquired by Greencoat Capital in October.
LHW undertook testing on a number of installations that were suspected of underperfoming. The tests involved both string and module level testing, and provided very conclusive trends and results to affirm the issues.
A number of tests were undertaken, and Electroluminescent testing will be undertaken at a later date.
As part of policy of having the right test equipment necessary, LHW have invested in a power quality analyser, and upgraded to latest handheld IR equipment to allow GPS and wifi, in addition to exisitng PV modelling test equipment and DC power supply & EL camera. This wil help renewable & energy efficiency aspects of business.
Following successful PV installation of 75kWp, a local authority engaged LHW to undertake a feasibility for adoption of heat pumps at a large 85 bed education and outdoor centre. This included IR verified heat loss, and full review of ASHP, Borehole and Ground collector systems.