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Design Proposal

Arinna Solar Canopy

Bodmin Business Centre – PL31 1AH

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The Project


our ref:

KS/CCI-00178

Client

Client Name:

HARVEST RENEWABLES CORNWALL LTD

Client Address:

Unit 6 Darbari Building,
Prow Park,
Treloggan Industrial Estate,
Newquay,
Cornwall,
TR7 2SX

Client Project Ref:

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Client Brief

Supply and installation of Solar canopy to existing carpark.  Harvest Cornwall is to supply and install solar panels and electricals.

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The Site


Site Address

Site Client:

Bodmin Business Centre

Site Address:

Harleigh Rd,
Bodmin,
Cornwall,
PL31 1AH

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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

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.

Connection to your current electrical TBC. 

This solar system will require authorisation from you Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to connect to the national grid.  KaraSolar can take care of this on your behalf.

Solar Shading:

It would appear there are not shading issues on any canopies.

If it is necessary for any trees to be destroyed during this project, KaraSolar will undertake to plant at least 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 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.

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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)


V1.0

Notes On The Structures - V1.0

Version 1 of this design proposal uses the Arinna Solar Canopy.  This canopy requires a 6m width.  It would appear this structure will fit in this space.  However a site survey is required to confirm our assumption.  Should it be that we can not make a 6m wide canopy here we could offer the Thor canopy as this requires 5m, however this would result is fewer parking bays and panels.

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The Arinna solar carport is ideal for any commercial car park, office, shop or even for domestic use.  The elegant and simple design means this structure looks great outside any building, even an architect’s office.

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. Starter units can span up to 12.50m (5 parking bays) and each add-on unit can increase the span by up to 7.50m (3 parking bays) between legs, 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.

Structure Ref:

KS/CCI-00178/A

Canopy Model Type:

Arinna

Width of Canopy:

6.00 m

Length of Canopy:

57.50 m

Azimuth of Canopy:

180° (degrees from north)

Pitch of Canopy Roof:

15°

Number of Parking Bays:

23

Number of Support Sections:

8

Number of Solar Panels:

120

Solar Panel Type:

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

Total Wp Rating:

71.400 kW

Estimated Annual Generation:

72,828 kWh*
(*see below for details on how we calculate these estimates)
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The site looks ideal for the use of the Arinna Steel Solar Canopy, available in a range of colours and finishes.  

We have included gutters and drainage.  The budget estimate includes a 10 year warranty.

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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


V1.0

Notes On The Solar System - V1.0

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

Total Project Solar Power Rating

71.400 kW

Solar PV Panels:
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All electrical items including solar panels to be supplied and installed by Harvest Cornwall Ltd

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

Harleigh Rd,
Bodmin,
Cornwall,
PL31 1AH

V1.0

Total Number of Solar Panels:

120

Solar Panel Type:

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

Total Wp Rating:

71.400 kW

Total System Estimated Annual Generation:

72,828 kWh*
(for more details on each individual solar array see below.)
Your projected annual energy usage is currently set to 69,000 kWh.
If you would like to change the projected usage amount please just let us know.
Your projected annual solar power generation: 72,828 kWh.*
See below for more information on how our solar performance estimates are calculated.

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.

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Structure Ref:

KS/CCI-00178/A

Canopy Model Type:

Arinna

Number of Solar Panels:

120

Azimuth of Canopy:

180° (degrees from north)

Roof Pitch of Canopy:

15°

Solar Panel Type:

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

Total Wp Rating:

71.400 kW

Estimated Annual Generation:

72,828 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 - V1.0

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Warranties & Guarantees

12 Years Product and Labour Warranty

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

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End Of Proposal V1.0

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