Highland Farm Holiday Cottages.

Highland Farm Holiday cottages

Highland Farm Cottages

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

Reason For Solar PV

The client estimated their annual electricity bill to be £25,000, therefore wished to save costs and reduce their carbon footprint. The client was also working towards achieving Gold status as part of Visit Scotland Tourism Award Scheme.

The Solution

R&I Cruden installed a 4kw solar PV system at 11 cottages on site, each system 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 was preserved. As a result, 176 solar panels now lie on the bank providing electricity to each holiday cottage. All of the inverters and switch gear were housed in the laundry room, so the excess heat from the inverters is reused with drying.

The Result

  • Electricity saving of CO2 reduced
  • Gold Status achieved
  • Green luxury accommodation

Key Facts

Fuel Consumption

Estimated C02 Saving

Average Project Cost

£4000 - £7000 per system

RHI Approved (Payback over 20 years)

Project Payback Period

6 years

Total Payback (including fuel saving based on price of buying in wood chip

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

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