Solar

Completely covering the cost of going green

funding

Saving energy costs and emissions with zero spend

Hausch Energy is a renewable energy technology partnership that includes manufacturers, engineers, funders, energy companies and you, our customers.

We provide fully funded renewable energy solutions for companies, landowners and regional governments who wish to incorporate solar and wind onto buildings, structures and land.

We achieve this by paying for the project in full up front, installing the hardware and connectivity at our own cost rather than capital expenditure by the customer.

We then recover our investment over the coming years by providing your energy at guaranteed lower tariffs than the customers current energy provider (pun intended) thus significantly reducing the customers energy costs and carbon emissions.  

 

Our mission

Our business model is to fund and facilitate the adoption of renewable sustainable energy solutions by companies, landowners, organisations and regional Governments. 

As well as being commercial viable for our stakeholders, we are collectively doing our bit to;

  • remove the financial obstacles for such adoption by providing all the funding for these projects instead of our customers
  • reducing ongoing energy costs for our customers
  • reducing carbon emissions as part of our global fight against climate change.

For every 5MW (approximately 25 acres footprint) we install for our customers we will together save 2,500 tonnes of carbon emissions and power the equivalent of 1,500 average homes with this cleaner greener energy that previously completely went to waste

 

Our process

Our initial stage is to discuss our customer’s aims, ambitions and priorities regarding:

  • energy security,
  • energy cost savings
  • reduction in greenhouse gasses
  • business sustainability

Together with our engineers we then construct and present a solid business case for a renewable sustainable energy solution, taking into account:

  • opportunities to maximise benefits using existing buildings, structures and land
  • the future reduction in energy costs to increase profitability and  financial responsibilities.
  • making significant carbon savings by reducing emissions

Rooftop mounted solar installations

  • Commercial installations typically range from 50kW to 5MW capacity.
  • Roughly 1kW is 3 Sq. meter therefore 100kW is 300 Sq. metres
  • Desktop assessment of Solar PV generating capacity and annual yield must be calculated for each individual site.
  • Number of planning considerations including permitted development, grid capacity for connection, lease planning, structural consideration .
  • Local distribution network operator (DNO) must be consulted before grid connection of sites with capacity greater than 16 amps per phase .

 Rooftop feasibility criteria

  • Space for erection of scaffolding and delivery point for panels
  • Roof Spaces (combined) to fit a minimum of 400m2 ( 2x average tennis court)
  • Flat roofs ideal, trapezoidal and sloped also good
  • Shaded areas not suitable
  • Skylights, age and condition are considerations
  • Fibre, metal, cement and tile roofs are suitable, asbestos and wood is not
  • High energy demand £200k spend on electricity per year

Ground and structure mounted solar panel installations

  • Solar Farms are typically in the range of 2MW to 50 MW. 1 MW is equivalent of approx. 5 Acres.
  • Usually installed on unused farmland or brown field land.
  • Desktop assessment of Solar PV generating capacity and annual yield must be calculated for each individual site.
  • Number of planning considerations including visual impact, proximity to grid for connection, lease planning, agricultural impact.
  • Local distribution network operator (DNO) must be consulted before grid connection of sites. A connection charge will apply

Ground and structure mounted feasibility criteria

  • Car parks for car ports are ideal
  • Land free from shade and tall trees,
  • Phone masts, and tall structures are ideal
  • High energy demand with a minimum of £300k spend on electric bills each year.

Ground and structure mounted solar panel installations

  • Solar PV installations comes in the form of rooftop installations, car ports or solar farms.
  • A ‘private wire’ project avoiding transmission and CCL costs can result in significant carbon and cost savings & insulate against rising costs
  • Ideal projects include: Hospitals, Hotels, Large schools, Factories, Any entity with a large spend on power (several hundred thousand pounds a year) and space on or nearby for the solar panels .

    Technical talk & vocabulary

    Irradiation
    Process by which the solar panels are exposed to the sun’s radiation. Effectively how much power can be harnessed by a particular system.

    Photovoltaic
    A method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity.

    kWp (Unit)
    Kilowatt peak, the output achieved by a solar module at full solar radiation.

    kWh (Unit)
    Kilowatt hour, unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour.

    MWp (Unit)
    Megawatt peak, the output achieved by a solar module at full solar radiation. 1 MW is 1000 kW

    MWh (Unit)
    Megawatt hour, unit of energy equivalent to one Megawatt (1 MW) of power expended for one hour.

    Inverter
    Converts direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used by electrical appliances.

    Index linked
    RPI (retail, price index) running at a percentage inflation per annum

    Embedded generation
    Equipment embedded within a site, generating power through low carbon natural gas or via green generation technologies such as Solar PV or Onshore wind

    Private wire generation
    Equipment is located at a development nearby and power is provided direct from the facility via a “private wire”

    Off Grid
    providing a dedicated power plant and not being connected to the local or National energy networks.

     

    Facts and Figures

    • Solar panels have an efficiency in the range of 12-35% (amount of energy converted to electricity
    • The panels also degrade and lose production by a factor of 0.25-0.5% each year.
    • Amount of power generated year round will vary, therefore specific annual yield (kWh/kWp/year) is used as an average for yearly production.
    • An average 1MW solar farm in the UK will produce approx. 1 million kWh per year or 1000 MWh. This will be more efficient in sunnier climates.
    • An average 100 kW roof in the UK will produce approx. 100,000 kWh per year or 100MWh
    • A 400m2 roof will save the equivalent of 43 tonnes of CO2 per year (equivalent of 30 houses)

     

     

    Next Steps...

    The next step is really just to get in touch with us with any questions about or your ideas about embracing solar energy and all its financial and environmental benefits.

    We are happy to walk you through the whole process from what “information is needed?” to “how long will it take?” to “Great! when can I start?” 🙂

    We look forward to hearing from you.