Through a competitive public procurement process, Mayo County Council commissioned Lawler Consulting with the installation of a 36.6kWp Solar PV array at its Leisure Centre in Claremorris, County Mayo.
The system comprised of 140 x 260 watt mono crystaline modules covering 253 square meters of roof area. The panels are roof mounted using a clamp on system with no penetration through the roof membrane. There are 2 number Fronius inverters located in the first floor plantroom each having the capabilty of relaying generation information via wifi and ethernet connection. A G10 protection panel was installed to meet the ESB regulation requirements and witness testing was carried out by and ESB Engineer.
This information is recorded and is displayed on a monitor in the reception area so that it’s customers can see that there is renewable generation on site. Past and present PV generation is displayed on the monitor in additon to CO2 offset and percentage of energy saved.
The system generates up to 20% of the Leisure Centres energy requirements and contributes the local authority annual energy targets.