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Energy audits and solar PV advice

CLPM regularly provide energy audits and solar PV advice for community and faith groups, charities and churches across the UK.

The project

We recently carried out an energy audit for a church group in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. The church own a hall which is used widely by local community groups, and wanted our help to do 2 things:-

  1. Assess their electricity, water and gas usage and help advise how these could be reduced
  2. Determine whether a roof-mounted PV array would be an appropriate financial investment

Tony Duffin, CLPM’s energy audit and PV array installation adviser carried out a full review to answer both of these questions.

The challenge

The building was built in 2011, so was in a good state of repair, and had reasonably efficient gas boilers and levels of insulation. Much of Tony’s work therefore involved analysing the data from energy consumption, and then looking at the economics and feasibility of a solar PV system. His main objective being to reduce the building’s operating costs but also to identify any enhancements to comfort.

The solution

We reported back to the church group on where immediate cost savings could be made. This involved making suggestions to the systems in place for the day to day control of the heating system, as well as switching off power to a number of items which were not in use.

We then looked at the suitability of the site for a PV array, and reported back on 2 options of array size which the group could consider. Our report gave actionable information such as the sizes of arrays, expected costs of installation, annual generation figures, government feed in tariffs and financial payback periods. We also introduced them to an organisation which can help with funding for church building and installation projects of this nature.

The result

We are pleased to say that the group are now working with us to go about organising the installation of a PV array and we hope that they will have everything in place to start generating electricity next Spring.

Are you looking for energy audits and solar PV installation advice? If so we’d love to hear from you. Call 01923 896550, email or complete a contact form.


CLPM Services used by our clients:-

Energy audit check and sustainability review.

Contact Us

At CLPM we always aim to deliver a bespoke service, tailored to the individual situation of our clients. If you are interested in energy usage advice we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.

Call 01923 896550, fill out a contact form or email to find out more.

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