The goal of solar maintenance is to ensure maximum yield, system uptime, and efficiency of a solar array. By maintaining the system on a regular basis, it stays in better working condition, and ensures potential malfunctions are effectively managed.

Our Maintenance Package
Solar Modules – Inspection of solar PV modules from ground level to check for any issues relating to the solar PV modules to include the following for signs of damage or stress;
• Glass
• Frames
• Cabling
• Joints
• Fixing Clamps
Solar Framework and fixings from ground level
• Inspect all framework and fixings for solar PV system where accessible
Solar Inverters
• Inspect all inverters, ensure fully operational
• Check generation reading
• Check all cable connections
• AC and DC electrical testing
Generation Meter
• Check generation meter reading & connections

Cabling & Connections
• Check all cabling and connections from Solar PV system to mains supply
General condition of roof and inverter room
• Highlight any obvious issues for the building’s roof or surrounding area
At the end of the inspection you will receive the following:
• Report on state of your solar installation
• Assessment of how your solar system is performing against official estimates
• Annual Certificate of conformity

With the continuously rising need for electric power and the significantly increasing price of fossil fuels with the increasing concern for the environment and scarcity of natural resources, most businesses are resorting to alternative sources of energy.

Among the several other renewable energy sources, Solar energy is a reasonable choice. Solar is an eternal source of renewable energy and found in abundance. Most of the Earth’s surface receives sufficient solar energy which can be used in various application. There are several benefits of installing solar panels for domestic or commercial purposes. But going solar isn’t you do in a day. Business is all about risk and rewards. So would going solar be advantageous to your business? Let’s find out.

  • Bring Down Your Operating Cost

Operational expenses are those expenses which are related to the operation of a business, like electricity charges. Installing a solar power system can help you to reduce your operating cost. The cost per unit of your current electricity charges is likely to be much higher than what you would spend on solar power. This results in more savings for your business. Having a low operating cost will gain you more profitability for your business.

  • Go Green Label

Generating power from solar energy means your company is utilising, fewer or no fossil fuels which mean zero emissions. Solar also reduces your company carbon footprints. Going green can create a positive image of the brand in public. Environmentally responsible business is good for any company, as it can create a positive response from consumers.

  • Get A Good Return On Investment

A Solar PV system gives you long term savings and quick payback. Investing in solar power can have long-term gains and quick payback.

  • Reliable And Requires Less Or No Maintenance

Solar PV systems are durable and carries a long 25 years of life span. The system will generate power on the day they’re installed. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly.

The Verdict:
Here is the verdict, as you can see, the above benefits of going solar for business can cut down operational cost and stand out the company as an environmental and sustainable company

Feed It Green LTD is 10! 🥳 We’d like to thank all our customers for their support. We look forward to a future of making the world a cleaner, greener place.

  1. Retail businesses benefit from EV charging stations, as they motivate customers to stay and browse for longer with straightforward parking facilities that can simultaneously provide charging benefits. Longer browsing increases the shopping basket.
  2. Keeping employees happy. Employees who feel valued by the business – and whose needs are met – are more engaged and productive. Providing essential electric charging for employees demonstrates a responsive and committed employer.
  3. Demonstrating environmental commitment and supporting brand values. Social responsibility is key for businesses today and enabling greener transport is a crucial part of that. EV charging at the workplace sends a clear and visible message about where the business stands with respect to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and personnel.
  4. Improving efficiency and cutting costs. Electric charging points at work may make life easier for employees, reducing time spent seeking out where to charge, for example. For companies where vehicle fleets are part of the business there are opportunities to save on fuel and maintenance costs.
  5. Providing convenience for clients. Clients make decisions about which companies to partner with on the basis of a wide range of factors – and convenience is one of the most important. EV charging stations on the premises will be attractive as clients can simply fill up with charge while attending a meeting or site visit.

Energy prices will rise for millions of people across the UK in October, right at the start of the cold weather.

Regulator Ofgem said the price cap for default domestic energy deals would be raised to cover suppliers’ extra costs. The typical gas and electricity customer is likely to see their bill go up by £139 to £1,277 a year.

With energy prices on the increase again, saving money might be on your mind. Find out how much a solar installation could help you save 👉 www.feeditgreen.com

We are officially 9 years young!

The Brief

Over the summer holidays before the new school term in Liverpool, we were employed by Sefton Council to try and improve the energy consumption of Hillside High School in Bootle.

Sefton Council wanted to help Hillside High achieve their objectives of reducing energy costs and extending sustainability.

Hillside High School was formed in 1972 when two existing schools combined and formed the new school at the Breeze Hill site. Since it’s opening the facilities have been regularly updated. The science laboratories have been upgraded, ICT facilities have expanded rapidly and the school has installed a state of the art system of cabling to make the best possible use of the Sefton Learning Grid and broadband access. The school wanted to continue this progression by updating their lighting.

The Solution

Installation of LED lighting throughout the school.

LED lights reduce maintenance, expenditure and improve light output. This offers a brighter environment for both pupils and staff.

These works were completed during the school holidays, to have the least impact on the school term in Liverpool and the staff and pupils.

The Result

We replaced 1038 fittings using Ansell LED fittings.

As a result of our work at Hillside High, we received data from Sefton Council regarding the energy consumption.

Hillside Graph

This graph shows the half hourly rate for electric at Hillside High -Comparing 5th Sept last year (in blue) to 5th Sept this year (in green) It’s clear to see the impact of our work. We couldn’t be happier and results like these speak for themselves.

Hillside High are delighted with the outcome of the work completed. This cost effective solution to lowering energy consumption has had a massive saving on the bills, reducing consumption by almost 50%.

A job well done by all.

The Results of the Installation

Bright Classrooms, allowing pupils to work effectively whatever the weather outside.

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A Sports Hall with lighting to compliment any sport.

Sports Hall

A Dining Hall fit for all.

Dining Hall

A Library to allow study at all times of the day.

Library

Contact us now, to fins out more about what we offer!

EV Homecharge

So, what is the EV Homecharge Scheme? Each year, the number of electric vehicles on the roads in the UK rises. By 2020 it is predicted that over one million electric vehicles will be on the road. However, this means the number of electric vehicle chargers available to use on the roads will have to increase six-fold. The UK’s current target policy is to insist that by 2040, all new cars and vans sold in the UK should be zero emissions capable – that means battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen. In order to meet these targets the number of accessible chargers needs to increase. The availability of accessible and affordable charging options is the key to increasing the uptake of plug-in vehicles in the UK. That is why the government have various schemes available for both domestic and commercial premises.

EV Homecharge Scheme

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It comes as no surprise that most plug-in vehicle owners will carry out the largest proportion of their charging at home. Some Electric Car owners say they are put off having an EV charger installed at home due to the price. However, the government currently has the EV Homecharge Scheme, which is designed to help people cover the cost of purchasing an electric charge point. Each household/eligible vehicle owner is entitled to a contribution of up to 75% towards the cost of one charge point, to a maximum of £500 (including VAT).

Having a home charger will end up saving you money. The average cost to fully charge your car is just over £3. For example, to fully charge a 30kWh Nissan LEAF overnight will cost about £3.96 Whereas, if you were to use a rapid charging point, typically found at service stations, it generally costs about £6.50 for a 30-minute charge. A home charger is also far more convenient too. Charging points have not yet been installed in every service station and supermarket, in fact, currently, only 3% of supermarkets have chargers, this means you can spend a large amount of time driving around to find a charger. 

There are several different styles and brands of Electric Vehicle chargers to choose from in the scheme. The full list is available of the gov.uk site.

Workplace EV Charging Scheme

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The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. The scheme allows eligible applicants to claim 75% of the purchase and installation costs of a commercial EV charger, up to a maximum of £500 per install. You can claim for up 20 commercial EV chargers across all sites.

Having an EV charger at your business can benefit your business in many different ways. For example, having an EV charger for public use installed at your business premises could be a very lucrative investment. Many EV charger providers have chargers specifically designed for commercial properties, thus having the option to have a ‘Pay as You Go’ feature installed. This will bring a new stream of revenue to your business.

If your business is eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme you can only redeem your vouchers with an authorised installer and can only install charge point models which are approved by OLEV.

The full range of eligible workplace charge points is available on the gov.uk website.

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It’s been a month of awards for Feed It Green and its staff; our solar panel repair engineers in Liverpool have garnered a few new achievements and accreditations! We’ve been rushed off our feet here, completing various assessments and courses for different organisations. We are very pleased that we can finally say that Feed It Green as a business and their staff have passed every single test, course and assessment!

Here is the list of all our achievements from this past month;

Feed It Green has passed it’s MCS Assessment

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The MCS is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It provides the framework for the certification of micro-generation technologies used to produce electricity and heat from low carbon sources.

They have recently launched a nationwide campaign of independent site inspections to evaluate how customer protection is being assured. The inspections will assist with monitoring compliance of MCS standards, assessing the effectiveness of standards and reviewing how they support the consumer journey as well as reviewing technical compliance. In order to pass the assessment, each business must prove that they are compliant with the latest industry standards for each criterion of the assessment!

We are proud to announce that Feed It Green has officially passed its MCS inspection! This means that we not only meet the industry standards, but we have exceeded them!

Patrick has passed his IPAF Course and his SMSTS Course

We are very proud to announce that Patrick has not one, but two courses!

Firstly he passed a course with the IPAF. The IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

He has also passed his Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). The course covers all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. This course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.

The qualifications gained are both highly respected within the installation field. Well done Patrick!

Brian has passed his 18th Edition

Another member of the ‘Feed It Green’ family has gained a highly respected qualification! Brian has passed his 18th Edition. The 18th edition course is aimed for practicing electricians and ensures that they are up to date with the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.

A big congratulations to Brian!

Feed It Green Awarded Certificate of Verification by RISQS

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We are very happy to announce that Feed It Green is now a verified supplier for RISQS. This is a nationally recognised organisation, they support the safe and cost-effective procurement of railway products and services, providing assurance for 110-plus buyers including Network Rail and TFL. This means we are certified to supply equipment to the GB Rail Industry. This is very exciting for Feed It Green!

Our solar panel repair engineers in Liverpool have definitely made us proud and will continue to do so! Keep your eye on the News page to see our exciting upcoming announcements!

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British Weather Won’t Power Solar Panels!

There are many myths and misconceptions about owning solar panels and the rate in which solar radiation is generated in the United Kingdom. As the United Kingdom is generally known for it’s rainy and windy weather, a large percentage of the population are under the impression that Britain is not sunny enough for Solar Panels. Considering many Brits complain about the low levels of sun we see on the British Isles in comparison to our neighbouring European countries, like France and Germany, it is no surprise that many people are under the impression that Solar Panel efficiency is at an all-time low. However, despite the wind and the rain, the United Kingdom is actually a great location for efficiently working solar panels.

The UK and Sunlight

It may come as a surprise to you to know that the United Kingdom actually gets similar amounts of solar radiation as some of our European neighbours. This means even though we may not be getting the same amount of heat in the United Kingdom, we are still getting the same amount of sun exposure.  In fact, some Southern parts of the United Kingdom get the same amount of solar radiation and sunlight exposure as Germany, which is one the leading countries for the use and production of solar panels!  

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The top countries for photovoltaic power production are China, Japan, and Germany. For each of these countries, the development and use of renewable energy is considered a high priority. In China, they are aiming for 70% of their energy to be generated by Solar Panels by 2050. In Germany, they are producing enough renewable energy in six months to power the country’s households for an entire year. By 2022, Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants through the expansion of wind and solar power installations under Germany’s long-term drive towards a low-carbon economy, as well as the exploitation of storms.

Considering we have very similar Solar Radiation to Germany, this means we too could become more produce enough renewable energy to power our country too.

But What About Britain’s Cloudy and Windy Weather?

Whilst Solar Panels are obviously more efficient if they are in direct sunlight consistently, the sun doesn’t have to be strong or hard hitting for solar panels to work. They can still produce a significant amount of solar energy when it’s cloudy and grey. Wind can also be beneficial to the efficiency of solar panels. Whilst many people considering installing solar panels may regard wind as a potential threat to the efficiency and maintenance of their solar panels, it has been found that the wind can actually serve as a cooling mechanism for the panels, this can lead to increased efficiency.

What About Snow?

It’s no secret that winters have become more extreme over the past years. Each winter the heavy amount of snowfall seems to reach record rates in certain parts of the country. This heavy snowfall will definitely affect the efficiency of Solar Panels, right?

Well, when your solar panels were installed, the engineer will have placed them at an angle which will optimize and maximize their performance efficiency.  This means that, in theory, the snow should melt off the solar panels as whilst the panels are working, they will have built up some heat.  In the event of extremely heavy snow, it might be wise to phone in for a maintenance appointment to have the snow removed from your Solar Panels. Roof work is dangerous, especially in snow, so it is always best to call in professionals if you need any work undertaken on your solar panels. Sometimes the snow can help boost your solar panels performance. The snows surface can reflect the sun’s photons from the ground on particularly clear days.

The United Kingdom, without a doubt, gets enough sunshine for Solar Panels to be efficient and effective. Whilst there are many rumours that say the UK isn’t hot enough or isn’t sunny enough, these claims have been proven to be false. Solar Panels rely on sunlight, not heat, to be powered, therefore it doesn’t matter that we don’t have summer weather like France and Spain, we can still rely on solar energy as a reliable renewable energy source.