Case Studies

Highland Farm Cottages

Highland Farm Holiday cottages are luxury 5 star self catering accommodation.

Reason For Solar PV

To reduce carbon footprint and save money, estimated £25,000 annual electric bill. Also working towards achieving Gold status as part of Visit Scotland Tourism Award Scheme.

The Solution

Installed in 2015 11 cottages had a 4kW solar PV system installed, each system was made up of 16 panels. All the Solar panels were installed together on a south facing grass bank so the authentic look of the cottage roofs were preserved. As a result 176 solar panels now lie on the bank providing electricity to each holiday cottage. All the inverters and switch gear was housed in the laundry room so the excess heat of the inverters is reused with drying.

The Result

Electricity saving of CO2 reduced, Gold Status achieved, Green luxury accommodation.

I chose R&I Cruden as I used them to install a
large Biomass system in 2014. The project
was carried out to an excellent standard and
the service and planning was outstanding

The project was bespoke as all the panels
were on the grass bank but the strategy R&I
Cruden produced was un-rivalled

Kenneth MacKenzie, Highland Farm Cottages


Key Facts

Energy Saving

£7000 per year

Estimated C02 Saving

20.4 Tonnes )pa)

Average Project Cost

£4000 - £7000 per system

Project Payback Period

6 years

Financial information based on average project this size. Estimated figures not guaranteed. RHI figures at time of install.

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