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Holne

Holne
Summary

The property, formerly a hotel, dates back to William 1st and is a large detached house in an idyllic setting of approx 100 acres of woodland beside the River Dart. There are also three holiday cottages and two other let properties on the site with separate energy supplies. A comprehensive survey of the site was completed, identifying various opportunities to both reduce energy use as well as take advantage of renewable energy sources. A programme of works was agreed which included the installation of a 9.9kW Solar Array to reduce the signi cant daytime electric use as well as bene t from the feed-in-tariff.

The client wished to try to blend the installation into the glorious grounds surrounding the house and, with the support of the Dartmoor National Park, a high quality black panelled Antaris System was installed in the grounds of the house taking full advantage of the topography of the land.

The main house had undergone a number of changes of use in the past and the electrical installation was quite complex. In consultation with Western Power our experienced electrical team found a practical solution to the installation to ensure it maximised the solar production as well as complied fully with all the relevant regulations.

Richard Simpson comments:
David Cosford and Ian Sawle both visited to appraise the site for a 10kw ground mounted solar unit. They were extremely helpful and truly ef cient at all times under pressure to complete the job before the tariffs changed. They were able to deal effectively with several unforeseen hiccoughs that could have been troublesome were it not for their ability to supervise and visit several more times to iron out problems”.