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Design Proposal

Thor Steel Solar Canopy.

Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports Association

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The Project


our ref:

KS/CCI-00173

Client

Client Name:

Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports Association

Client Address:

80 Meeting House Ln
Balsall Common
Coventry
CV7 7GE

Client Project Ref:

N/A

Client Brief

Supply and install 27.35m Thor Steel Canopy.  To include EESS (batteries), solar panels and inverter.

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The Site


Site Address

Site Client:

Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports Association

Site Address:

80 Meeting House Ln
Balsall Common
Coventry
CV7 7GE

A Note On Parking Bay Sizes: 

When assessing the area needed for staff and customer parking, it should be noted that the current UK norm for parking spaces is 2.4m wide by 4.8 m long. However please note that several models of modern vehicles are more than 4.8m long.  The recommended space for manoeuvring (roadways) between bays is 6m.

These dimensions are neither minimum nor written in tablets of stone and may be revised to suit your particular needs, but remember that good access and wider bays aid efficient use of the parking area and are much more pleasant for your customers to use.

Bay Sizes For Motorists With Disabilities: The BSI British Standards Code provides some guidance as to what is required - disabled access parking spaces should be 2400mm x 4800mm with a 1200mm wide marked access zone between spaces and a 1200mm wide safety zone for boot access. Government guidelines (Inclusive Mobility published by DfT) recommend that 6% of parking should be allocated to disabled people, unless otherwise covered by local planning regulations. The guidance also recommends how to identify these spaces, with special markings and signage.

For more information on parking in the UK visit: The British Parking Association

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EV Charger Bay Sizes: It is recommended to leave additional access zones between parking bays intended for EV Charging.  This allows for some vehicles that plug and charge from the side. These bays should also be clearly marked and include eye-level signage.
Disabled EV Charger Bays: As the number of electric vehicles in the UK grows as will the requirement for EV charger bays.  There are currently no guidelines on providing disabled parking bays with EV chargers so we highly recommend creating EV charger bays with the required 1.2m marked area between the bays and thus automatically making all your EV charger bays suitable for people with disabilities.

Notes On The Site

Current Site Use: 

Public Car Park. Planning permission maybe required, please check with your local authority.

Current Site Surface:

Tarmac/Block Paving

Finished Site Use: 

Public Car Park

Finished Surface:

Carpark surface to be retarmacked.  Parking bay lines painted (colour to be confirmed).

Site Suitability:

The proposed site falls within the required parameters for all KaraSolar Steel Canopies in windspeed, snow load, altitude, and environmental exposure.

Unless a previous report has been issued a full geotechnical site investigation is required to determine the foundation design parameters and ensure that the minimum requirements of the design have been met or to determine the new foundation design specification and/or type of foundation to be adopted.

KaraSolar can undertake a geotechnical survey on the client’s behalf if required, an additional cost would be applicable for this service and would be billed under project design costs.

Underground Services:

We would require a site services plan of the proposed site location before confirmation to establish the existence of any underground services.

Drainage:

We would require a site services plan to establish the location of any existing drainage services to establish the best method of connecting the proposed structures to a suitable drainage system.

Electrical Connection:

KaraSolar will install a steel GRP vented housing unit to contain the inverter and consumer unit for the structure.  The location of the housing unit will be confirmed during a site visit with the client.

Installation location for batteries to be confirmed during a site survey.

Grid connected 3 phase system. Requires DNO approval before a contract is signed as additional costs from the DNO may be required.  KaraSolar can arrange this on the clients behalf.

Solar Shading:

It would appear there are no shading issues in the proposed location.  A site survey is required to confirm this assumption.

If it is necessary for any trees to be destroyed during this project, KaraSolar will undertake to plant double the number of trees of a suitable species on the same or alternative site.

Known Site Hazards:

Public Car Park.

Site fencing is required to allow continued use of the center and car park during installation.

Underground Hazards: Unknown

Above Head Hazards: Unknown

Waste Removal:

KaraSolar will ensure the site is left clean, tidy and ready for public use.  All waste materials will be recycled wherever possible.

Schedule of Works:

To be confirmed.

KaraSolar is aware there are time-sensitive issues with this project and requirements to have minimal impact on the daily operation of the centre during installation.

We are of course happy to fit with the client's requirements wherever possible.

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Site Assumptions

Our initial comments, proposals and quotes are intended as a guideline only and are subject to a site survey. We have made some assumptions in order to calculate this proposal. You will find a list of these assumptions and the end of 'The Proposal'.
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The Structure(s)


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Notes On The Structures - Version 1

It is easy to see why we gave Thor its name. Thor can be a single stand alone canopy at 6.25m to provide covered solar parking for 2 cars. Alternatively, Thor can be strung together at 7.5m distances to create any length single row canopy. This modular solar car canopy can be supplied at any required span, the add-on units allow you to create a length of solar car canopy as long as you require. This offers multiple options for structure lengths and parking bay layouts. Addon units can be installed with the starter unit or added at a future date.

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Structure Ref:

KS/CCI-00173/A

Canopy Model Type:

Thor

Width of Canopy:

5.00 m

Length of Canopy:

23.75 m

Azimuth of Canopy:

240° (degrees from north)

Pitch of Canopy Roof:

15°

Number of Parking Bays:

8

Number of Support Sections:

4

Number of Solar Panels:

40

Solar Panel Type:

JA Solar 595W Mono PERC Half-Cell MBB

Total Wp Rating:

23.800 kW

Estimated Annual Generation:

19778 kWh*
(*see below for details on how we calculate these estimates)
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Options can include self-contained systems with Energy Storage (EESS), CCTV Cameras, Internal and/or External Lighting and of course EV charging (EVCPs). Using our amazing range of EV charge products. Colour options are available as well as ideas for branding and/or offering advertising space.

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What your system can include...

Colour Range

LED Lighting

Guttering

Security Cameras

Parking Design

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GENERAL:

The design of the structure contains the following site location limitations:

  • Site located further than 500m from a coastline.
  • Site location no greater than 100m altitude.
  • Maximum site basic wind speed (BS EN 1991-1-4) = 23.5 m/s.
  • Snow load (BS EN 1991-1-3) = 0.60 kN/m².
  • No blockage allowances have been made to the canopy within a distance of 5.0m which could increase wind uplift pressures.

Any sites that fall outside this criterion are required to be independently checked and reported to KaraSolar prior to fabrication to determine the new framework design specification.

KaraSolar can undertake a full site survey if required, an additional cost would be applicable for this service and would be billed under project design costs. 

FOUNDATIONS:

A full geotechnical site investigation is required to determine the foundation design parameters and ensure that the minimum requirements of the design have been met. If the requirements are not met the Client is responsible for contacting KaraSolar to determine the new foundation design specification and / or type of foundation to be adopted. 

KaraSolar can undertake a geotechnical survey on the client’s behalf if required, an additional cost would be applicable for this service and would be billed under project design costs. 

CONCRETE:

Foundations must not be cast within aggressive soil environments, free from sulphates, chlorides, and saline environments. All concrete work to be constructed in accordance with the National Structural Concrete Specification, latest edition.  All material and workmanship shall be in accordance with BS EN 1992 / BS 8110 including all latest amendments. 

STEELWORK:

This steelwork specification is not suitable for sites located within 500m from a coastline, saline, chloride and/or sulphur dioxide environments, within swimming pool and high humidity environments, or subject to airborne corrosive elements. If sites of this nature are required then the specification of the steelwork needs to be discussed with KaraSolar prior to fabrication.

Structural steelwork is to be in accordance with the National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction (latest edition). All structural steelwork to be hot rolled mild steel Grade S355, and all mild steel plates to be Grade S275 to BS EN 10025 (latest edition), unless noted otherwise.

All bolts and nuts to be Grade 8.8 to BS 4190 (latest edition), unless noted otherwise. All bolts to have washers to BS 4320 (latest edition), under the nuts. All internal bolts, nuts and washers are to be sherardized to BS EN 737-8 (latest edition) so that no additional painting is required after erection. All external bolts are to be hot dip galvanized to BS 7371-6 (latest edition). Where splice connections have been noted, all bolts to be High Strength Friction Grip (HSFG) bolts.

All steelwork below ground to receive a high build epoxy coating to give a dry film thickness of minimum 450μm.

 

For more information on the technical specifications please contact your Project Manager (Duncan Hamilton-Blythe).

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Your solar PV carport and canopy is designed in the UK.
Made in Southwest England and built using British Timber and/or British Steel.
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The Solar System


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Notes On The Solar System - Version 1

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Please Note: We have picked these panels to maximise solar performance for the available space.  Other Solar panels are available if you would prefer a different type.  We also frequently install REC or Jinko panels with a 25-year product warranty.  Please speak with your project manager for more information.

Project includes 40 x JA Solar 595W Mono PERC Half-Cell MBB Traceable LB MC4

Total Project Solar Power Rating

23.80 kW

Solar PV Panels:
  • Rating: 595W
  • Efficiency: 22.5%
  • Width: 1,134mm x Height: 2,333mm
  • Higher Power Generation - better LCOE
  • N Type with very low LID
  • Better weak illumination response  
  • Better temperature coefficient
  • 12 Year Product Warranty
  • 25 Year Linear Output Warranty
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The system performance chart is an estimate of what you could expect your solar system to generate.

  • The orange bar represents the expected kWh per day your system should create
  • The grey background represents your current (or projected) kWh power usage.

The more accurate you are able to provide current energy usage data the more accurate we can estimated the impact of installing solar.  For example, determining energy consumption curves allows us to calculate battery requirements and more accurate bill savings.  Please speak with your project manager to increase the accuracy of these projections.

Total Number of Solar Panels:

40

Solar Panel Type:

JA Solar 595W Mono PERC Half-Cell MBB Traceable LB MC4

Total Wp Rating:

23.80 kW

Total System Estimated Annual Generation:

19778 kWh*
(for more details on each individual solar array see below.)

The following performance charts are based on installing this system at:

80 Meeting House Ln
Balsall Common
Coventry
CV7 7GE

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Your projected usage is currently set to kWh 0 per day.
If you would like to change the projected usage amount please just let us know.
Your projected annual solar power generation: 19778 kWh.*
See below for more information on how our solar performance estimates are calculated.
Structure Ref:

KS/CCI-00173/A

Canopy Model Type:

Thor

Number of Solar Panels:

40

Azimuth of Canopy:

240° (degrees from north)

Roof Pitch of Canopy:

15°

Solar Panel Type:

JA Solar 595W Mono PERC Half-Cell MBB

Total Wp Rating:

23.800 kW

Estimated Annual Generation:

19778 kWh*
(*see below for details on how we calculate these estimates)
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*Performance charts are estimated using OpenSolar.

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System Also Includes - Version 1

2 x Sunsynk 3ph 10Kw On & Off Grid Hybrid Solar & Wind Inverter

The Sunsynk Three-Phase Hybrid Storage Inverters are highly efficient power management tools for three-phase grid applications. These inverters allow the user to control power flow from multiple sources such as solar, main electrical grids, and generators, and effectively store and deliver electric power to your applications.

These amazing three-phase inverters have a unique feature. They can operate and balance the load, which means you can have 20% connected to one phase, 20% to another, and 60% to the third phase, and it still gives perfect phase rotation. No other inverter in their class can offer this feature.

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Product Spec Product Features
Max. AC Input Power 1100W
Max. PV Input Power 13000W
Max. AC Output Power 1100W
Battery Discharge Power 10000W
Max. Discharge Current 210A
Frequency droop control
Up to 4 inverters in parallel
Interactive display
RS485 Wi-Fi interface
10 year extended warranty
Dual MPPT design
Compatible with most Lithium-ion batteries and Lead Acid batteries
Mobile App for monitoring
IP65 rated
Automatic switching from Grid-Tied to Off-Grid mode
Zero export function
Essential and Non-Essential Loads outputs
Comes with the Wi-Fi logger and CT

Take complete control of your inverter by using the Sunsynk App.
Real time push notifications. For example Instant notification if you have a power cut or you are running on generator, or batteries
Change all settings remotely. Our data logger allows you to change and edit all settings remotely from anywhere in the world, provided that you have an Internet connection.
Complete control over your Hybrid Inverter. Using our data logger gives you complete control over your hybrid inverter. You will gain access to features that cannot be accessed via the inverter control panel, such as the update / upgrade feature to update the inverter operating system yourself.
Real-time monitoring. The majority of our app works in real-time including any changes that you make will instantly update on your inverter.
Live stats and monitoring. You have access to multiple stats including live monitoring and reporting. Using this app allows you to see peaks in your energy usage, you can then customize your system to work around this to help you save money on your electricity bills.
Reporting. Generate custom reports and graphs to help you monitor and understand how your system is working and where you are saving money.
Real-time monitoring. The majority of our app works in real-time including any changes that you make will instantly update on your inverter.
Sunsynk is integrated with Octopus Agile, Flux & Go. Our data logger platform has been integrated with Octopus Agile. Having access to these rates, you can setup and monitor your charge and discharge figures, this enables you to charge your battery at the cheapest rates. When the price increases your battery discharges and saves you money.

2 x GSL 10.24kwh Battery Module (EESS)

GSL 10.24kwh, up to an additional 3 batteries can be added.  

Compatible with GSL & Sunsynk  inverters.

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Product Spec Product Features

Dimensions per battery: 621 x 214 x 550
Net weight per battery: 93kg
Max charging current: 100A
Max continuous charging current: 120A
Battery capacity: 200AH

Safety:
LiFePO4 LFP Battery, stable and safe.
Module, pack, system, triple protection.

Simple:
Modulat design, single person can carry and install it.
Plug and play, 30 min quick installation.
Space saving: 0.15 sqm foot print. 

Product Performance

  • Combining functions of inverter, solar charger and battery to offer uninterruptible power support with portable size.
  • LCD display, configure input voltage range for home appliances and personal computers, configure battery charging current based on applications, configure AC/Solar Charge priority.
  • Compatible to mains voltage or generator power, auto restart while AC is recovering.
  • Users can flexibly match battery capacity, standard battery packages or external batteries.
  • It combines a wide PV input range MPPT controller, can convert solar energy from PV to loads directly.
  • Integrated design, Easy transportation and installation.
  • Overload/Over temperature/short circuit protection.
  • Our products are CE/ ROSH/ VDE/ MSDS/ UN38.3/ IEC approved, meeting various certification requirements for different countries.
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Warranties & Guarantees

KaraSolar 10-Year Structure Parts & Labour Warranty
KaraSolar 10-Year Electrical Parts & Labour Warranty
Sunsynk 10-Year Inverter Warranty
GSL 10-Year Battery Warranty
JA Solar 12-Year Panel Product Warranty
JA Solar 20-Year Panel Performance Guarantee
IWA Guarantee Protection Insurance

Unprecedented savings, more economic security, greater energy autonomy for consumers and reduced carbon footprint.

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