Lidl Patchway Bristol – Solar PV
End Client: Lidl GB
M&E Consultants: DDA Ltd
Main Contractor: Keir Construction / M&E J B Hopkins
SQ4S was approached by M&E Consultants DDA Ltd, to design a three-phase commercial Solar PV system for installation on new Lidl food stores, to reduce their dependence on grid electricity, and minimise their carbon emissions. The system needed to be installed on the trapezoidal roof, and maximise the solar energy generated. The inverters needed to integrate with the other equipment in the store’s utility room.
SQ4S provided a PV System design to meet Lidl’s requirements utilising a trapezoidal roof mounting system, JA Solar Monocrystanine panels, Huawei Inverters, and the required G99 relay for DDA limited. This was presented to Lidl GB and approved for installation. SQ4S also made the required G99 application on behalf of Lidl to ensure the system could be connected to the local grid. We produced Solar PV system layout plans, SLDs, and solar generation reports for the client to approve.
SQ4S’s fully qualified installation team installed and commissioned the three-phase commercial Solar PV system. The system is cabled to the internally mounted inverters in the utility room. The system is now generating 181,120kWh per year, reducing Lidl’s electricity bill by over £20,000.00 and lowering carbon emissions by 50 tonnes per year, the equivalent of 18 x 3 bedroom residential properties.