Case Study



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Doughty’s Texaco Mace, Wilkinstown, Navan is a very busy filling station on the outskirts of Navan town.
Brendan was keen to get an energy assessment to look at how he could achieve a better energy rating and see how he could reduce the day to day running costs of the filling station.
Following a site visit, a one to one meeting and a thorough roof inspection Micheal was happy to work on a PV design for these premises. 




It has always been of upmost importance to try and

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce reliance of fossil fuels
  • Play our part in producing clean energy

On a 3 phase system the maximum amount of PV that they ESB will allow you to connect is 11kw without having to put on G10 relay.

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Trina Solar PV Panel:

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Fronius Symo 10 Inverter



An 11KW PV system with Van der Valk roof mounting kit along with Trina Solar was installed as it is a Tier 1 product on the roof of the filling station to offset emissions by generating on site.
The 11KW installation incorporates 40 x 270 watt panels fixed to the flat-roof of the building. One of the biggest challenges of installing solar panels on a flat roof is the risk of compromising the waterproof integrity of the roof.

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This PV installation will offset approximately 10,000 kwh of electricity per annum and will do this for at least 25 years with no maintenance.






Average annual savings:
Approximately €1500.00 savings on electricity per year
Energy Generated:
10,000 units of power per annum
System size:
11kw Trina PV Panel with Fronius Symo Inverter




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“The use of PV solar panels instead of non-renewable energy sources meant that this project will make a huge offset against CO² emissions. Also it will have a longer lasting impact as it will demonstrate to the wider public and private sector how PV is now a cost effective option in the Irish climate.” Micheal Smith – Director of M&C Hybrid Energy Ltd.




The job was completed by M&C Hybrid Energy Ltd, PV Accredited Installer
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