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Delta Creates Fish Processing Operation with 185 kWp Rooftop Plant

By Delta on October 14th, 2015
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Reduced carbon emissions, stable electricity supply at reduced prices, locally produced energy to decrease demand on the grid are just a few of the positive results that the business can count on in the future with the new PV systems.

The new solar PV system is in operation and expected to generate over 153.18 MWh of electricity per year. According to recent independent system audit, the results show that the Delta based system has a 10% better yield when compared against a wide spectrum of monitored systems.

Albert Darnell Ltd., a family owned business established in 1982 in Grimsby, processes and packs premium white fish and salmon for the UK market. The business takes environmental responsibilities seriously and therefore upholds sustainable seafood procurement principles and eco-friendly business practices.

A solar PV installation would help the company provide long-term environmental benefits and massive energy and income savings. The new solar PV system is operating and expected to generate over 153.18 MWh of electricity per year. According to recent independent system audit, the results show that the Delta based system has a 10% better yield when compared against a wide spectrum of monitored systems.

The processing plant building featuring a hip roof with multiple roof angles required special planning. Not all of the required 250W solar modules could fit on one roof surface alone. The system designer determined the best configuration to install a 135 kWp array on a southeast facing roof and a second 50 kWp array on a southwest facing roof. A total of 740 solar panels were employed in the rooftop plant.

fish processing operation

Flixborough Eco Technologies selected Delta RPI inverters for the system that were purchased from the distributor RESS UK. The high end Delta inverters with a maximum efficiency up to 97.5% and support for asymmetrical loading ensure maximum yield for rooftop plants that have arrays on multiple roof surfaces. The reliable inverters also feature a rugged cast aluminium chassis and IP65 water spray-proof rating, fitting for a processing plant environment without transformers. In addition, the installer made their selection on a good price point, outstanding performance, and the solid reputation of Delta Electronics Inc., in the power electronics business for over 40 years.

Installation of 3 x Delta RPI M50A and 1 x Delta RPI M20A solar inverters were an important step in the PV plant construction that began on April 12, 2015. Only a little over two weeks were needed for the complete installation and commissioning of the PV plant. System commissioning took place on April 28, 2015.

Flixborough Eco Technologies has stated that the project is expected to produce a 22% return on investment, and pay itself off in approximately 6.2 years as well as reduce the impact of rising electricity prices and grid dependency.

Delta is proud to work together with its partners with the goal of creating a cleaner, greener future. As demonstrated by Albert Darnell Ltd., being green proves to be good for British business and for the environment.