Blackpool College Solar PV

Blackpool and the Fylde College strive for excellence in their teaching. We provided excellence in their Solar System.

Blackpool College case study

  • The Client

Blackpool and The Fylde College pride themselves on being one of the UK’s leading Further Education colleges.

However, their Solar PV system had been under performing, and ERS Ltd were asked to take a look. The solar photovoltaic (PV) system, installed five years ago by another provider, was not functioning correctly and was showing multiple faults.

  • The Approach

Our lead electrician Rob comoleted an investigation and reported the following main issues:

  • One contactor had failed in the G59 panel causing failure of poles from being engaged.
  • One of 20kW inverter had failed and also had the LCD display ribbon unplugged, therefore probably never worked properly from installation.
  • 20 severed cables where the MC4 had permitted water ingress due to their position on a flat roof, and been shorting out.
  • The Result

ERS Ltd worked at the site over three days to replace one inverter, re-wire the entire PV system and make repairs to the G59 panel. The result? A fully functional, safe and productive PV system that will not be prone to electrical shorting due to future water ingress.

This case study is one of many installations ERS Ltd has been selected to repair as a result of initial ineffective installation and testing of a new PV system.

The college have now selected ERS Ltd to maintain the system in the future to ensure that any issues are dealt with before they present potentially dangerous consequences.

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