On the grounds of Chilworth Manor

In Autumn 2011 Joju installed a 196 panel ground mounted solar system in the grounds of grade II listed Chilworth Manor, Surrey.

Background

Chilworth Manor is a historic country house located in Surrey. The manor, itself, is grade II listed by English Heritage. In 2011 Joju were commissioned to install a ground mounted solar array.

The Project

Joju installed a 50 kWp ground mounted system at Chilworth Manor. The system consisted of 196  Siliken 255Wp Polycrystalline Modules, and three SMA Tripower 15000TL inverters. It was mounted on a bespoke aluminium frame on concrete foundations. The electrical connection was trenched and ducted with 120m SWA cable from array site to the client’s plant room.

The Challenges

The Manor and, therefore, the installation are in the Surrey Hills, which is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Joju Solar had to work very closely with the local planning authority and also Chilworth’s consultants to design an array,  which was dramatically hidden from view from the surrounding footpaths, whilst at the same time not compromising on the maximum performance of the array.

Date

January 25, 2017

Category

Commercial, Solar