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Comrie Croft is Scotland’s award winning Green destination, which includes a bike trails, katas, farmstead hostel, group accommodation and wedding venue.

With rising electricity costs having an effect on running a sustainable business, Comrie Croft asked us to look at the best way of future proofing against this. After many discussions about the business future plans we proposed a purpose built car port to host a further 50 kW Solar Array and a further 4 x 22kW Electric Vehicle chargepoints and 42kW of Battery Storage from Tesla. The results are outstanding many EV s have charged from pure sunshine as they have visited the Croft and most of the activities including the tea room has benefitted from the Solar and Storage too. In fact its so good there is an official government backed case study available. 

East Coast Organics wanted to make better use of the energy generated by their solar PV array. They installed a storage battery to maximise the use of the renewable energy generated on-site. It also provides power to charge their electric vehicles.

Near Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Coast Organics operates an organic farm and a vegetable delivery service. The company's 28 kW solar PV array supplies most of the electricity needed by the operation, including the power to charge their three electric delivery vehicles. In order to make better use of the renewable energy produced on the property, East Coast Organics submitted an application for a CARES Innovation grant to install a storage battery. In order to power the lights and refrigeration equipment in their new shed after dark, a battery system would increase the amount of electricity used. Additionally, it will supply electricity for the four EV charge points, where electric vehicles can be charged.

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and development trust that works to benefit people and the environment in the Kirkcaldy area. It envisions a future in which everyone can affordably heat their homes, eat well, and tread lightly on our planet.

Greener Kirkcaldy wanted to reduce their building's carbon footprint as well as their energy costs. They also hoped that the structure would inspire other urban community buildings to install their own renewable energy systems. The project aimed to install a 20 kW solar PV array on its large flat roof and connect it to a Tesla Powerwall battery system with a capacity of 27 kW, which would also be connected to an electric car charging point. Smart controls would ensure that they made the most of the on-site solar energy.

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