Generating Power Through Cloudy Skies
Brill Energy recognised that microinverters are the way forward for UK photovoltaic systems, particularly in the North of England where there is less radiation from the sun.
Investing in the Future
STM Power Transmissions (STM) have been providing customers with a supply of industrial gearbox and motor solutions across the North of England for the past 25 years. Members of “Get Britain Trading” and the “Forum of Private Business,” STM are a flagship enterprise example of a well-run family business, investing in people and company infrastructure for future success.
Having commissioned an energy audit through Cheshire-based “Smarter Business” and “Groundwork Cheshire,” STM’s Sales Director Andrew Ralston concluded solar was the obvious choice. The financial incentives offered by the Government’s Feed In Tariff Scheme (FIT) for the next 20 years with a healthy return on investment, and the opportunity to produce free electricity into the business, were hard to ignore. And he had seen solar in action, since the company’s principal supply partner STM Spa of Italy generate 80% of its on-site electricity from renewable energy, including solar PV.
The Perfect Package
STM approached Brill Energy to explore the possibility of installing a solar PV system on the company’s head office roof in Winsford, Cheshire.
Andrew Ralston explained: “Brill Energy provided sound transparent advice offering a number of options, backed by outline illustrations, which allowed us time to make the right choice for us. Ultimately, the Enphase Microinverter System’s performance, output, monitoring, and warranty package made it stand out. The information was clear, concise, and compelling.”
Located in the North of England, the use of Enphase’s microinverters ensured maximum energy output for a region not known for its sunny weather.
STM are delighted with the system Brill Energy installed. The company now generates its own electricity, avoiding spiking energy bills, whilst also harmonising their carbon reduction supply chain efforts.