“Very engaging, extremely relevant and ultimately informative.”
Paul Power, Downs Energy Ltd, Burgess Hill

Presentations – Solar PV Breakfast, Burgess Hill

It was a sunny(ish) day in Burgess Hill for our latest Sustainable Business Breakfast – focusing on solar PV.

Jeremy Holmes and Jason John from local renewable energy specialists PDP Solar discussed the factors you need to consider when investigating solar PV, including panel efficiencies, inverter types and mounting systems. They showed that with electricity cost savings and Feed-in-Tariff payments, the payback period from installing a commercial size solar PV array can be as low as 5 years, once the capital cost of installation is deducted from corporation tax on company profits.

Solar-Breakfast-Burgess-HillRob McDonald from Mid Sussex District Council outlined on which occasions planning permission is required for renewable energy systems, and when an installation would be considered a ‘permitted development’. He explained how planning regulations had been relaxed in the last few years in favour of renewable energy and low-carbon developments.

Peter Davies from Shoreham Port shared their experiences of installing two large solar arrays, financed through a community share scheme. He also as provided a insight into the port’s energy generating history, from the coal fired power station knocked down in 1988 to the biofuel combined heat and power plant that has recently received planning permission.

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Network Update – March 2018

  Business Networking Breakfast Come along to our Utilise Plus fully-funded Business Networking Breakfast on 18th April in Haywards Heath. Hear from guest speakers Thaddeus Dell of SAS Energy and Anya Ledwith of Eshcon. Sign up today to secure your place.       Utilise Plus Grants- Apply Today! Save money and energy this winter with a […]

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