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GMI Energy donates PV system to St Gemma’s

The GMI Energy team gifted a roof-mounted 4KW solar PV installation at St. Gemma's Hospice worth over £7500, along with all the Feed in Tariff income for 20 years and substantial energy savings valued at over £34,000.

GMI Energy offer a range of sustainable energy solutions to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint. We also strive to make a difference in the community through a variety of voluntary projects working alongside local schools, universities and charities.

Following careful planning from the GMI design team, structural assessments volunteered by Cooper Consulting Engineers and an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) donated by Kevin Moore at EPC House, the entire system was installed in just one weekend. RH Electrical also volunteered their services during the installation and a telehandler donated by Chippindale Plant was used to lift all of the equipment on to the roof. The completed system will now generate around 3400KWh of electricity per year and will be monitored to ensure it is performing as expected.

The system, which consists of 18 panels donated by GMI Energy and an inverter donated by Fronius, should generate power for the next 25 years and beyond.Combined with current Feed in Tariff rates and savings from energy bills it will also create an annual income of £1050 per year for the Hospice. The typical payback period on a system of this size is usually between 6 and 7 years but since there was no initial outlay then the system will generate revenue immediately. Over it's 25-year lifetime it is hoped that it will contribute around £34,000 to St Gemma's Hospice.

"We are delighted that GMI recognises the valuable work St Gemma's undertakes and this generous donation will allow us to become more energy efficient and generate savings to ensure patient care is maintained to the highest standards." Mike Watson, Director of Estates & Facilities, St. Gemma's Hospice

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