Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Road, Cavan is a very busy filling station on the outskirts of Cavan town.

After seeing the benefits of the 11kw PV System which our team installed in Texaco on the other side of town Philip was keen to get an energy assessment done on the second filling station to achieve somewhat of the same savings which he was already seeing in Texaco on the Ballinagh Road.

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 the ESB will allow you to connect is 11kw without having to put on G10 relay.

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 250 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.

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.

The LED lighting has reduced Texaco lighting bills by 60% per annum.

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

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