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Our-Lady-Immaculate

07Jul

Ministers find new energy in retirement

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

A major refurbishment of one of the buildings at the Church of Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew has created a pair of very comfortable flats for their retired ministers. As well as the all-new interior, it included a 5.3kWp PV array on the roof which provides electricity for the flats and the rest of […]

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05Apr

Installer of the month

Posted by: In Uncategorized

Those nice people at YouGen looked at the things our customers have being saying recently and decided to make us their Installer of the Month. We’re very proud to receive this nomination and would like to thank our clients for the generous things they have written. They say you’re only as good as your last […]

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95kW-Attack-boilers

20Mar

Waste not want not, with a log gasification boiler

Posted by: In Biomass

Our client Eco Waste already do an extraordinary job of recycling 85% of the contents of a builders skip. As well as the ‘easy’ things to separate like metals, plastic and wood, they hand pick through the rubble and produce graded ballast which is of use in the construction of roads. It’s only the sand […]

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Ed_Suttie_Solinvictus_Lights

10Mar

Many hands make lights work

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

When Earthworks asked one of their important fund raisers, Ed Suttie, to turn on the new car park lights, they were kind enough to invite us to the ceremony too. Ed is raising money by walking to the North Pole in April (Ed 2 North Pole) and took time out from his training regime to mark […]

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SunSolar-GB-logo

07Jun

SunSolar panels looking great in Britain

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

In a change to the usual, German, Axitec panels we fit when asked for all-black panels we have recently tried these new, SunSolar modules. With thicker than usual 4mm glass and an industry leading 25 year product warranty, we were impressed by the build quality and the way they looked. It’s nice to support British […]

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Justice

11Feb

2015 and still in business!

Posted by: In Solar Thermal

Despite the efforts of Stenfield & Co to besmirch our reputation with letters claiming that Solinvictus Ltd have gone into liquidation, we’re happy to say that nothing could be further from the truth. Solinvictus continues to try and save the world, one roof at a time – and we look forward to a long and […]

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St-George's-Sports-Centre

25Sep

Earthworks

06Aug

Off grid solar systems in St Albans

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

There is a remarkable charity in St Albans called Earthworks who provide horticultural training for those with learning difficulties. When their old shed burnt down in 2011 they replaced it with a beautiful oak-framed barn to provide a place to shelter in the winter.

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Heat Dumps

31Jul

Solar thermal heat dumps – high tech or low tech?

Posted by: In Solar Thermal

Although not directly caused by the recent hot weather, we have been working on two very different solutions to overheating in solar thermal systems. The high tech device that looks like an air-conditioning unit is a fan cooled radiator fitted as part of an oversized domestic system designed to contribute to the space heating requirements […]

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Rails on Sports Hall roof

24Jul

Blue sky thinking on Sports Hall roof

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

The recent hot weather has been ideal for completing the Schuco roof mounting hardware for our latest 50kW solar panel PV system on the Sports Hall roof of St George’s school in Harpenden. The standing seam metal roof  on this relatively new building has allowed our team to make short work of the 400 clamps […]

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Solinvictus and Active Array

18Jul

Back to school with Active Array

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

We’ve a forthcoming 50kW solar system on St George’s School in Harpenden and, working with the school, have chosen panels from a new British company, Active Array. The 200 panel array is going on their very impressive Sports Hall and will not only provide a huge amount of it’s energy, it will add a revenue […]

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ETA PE-K 45

30Jun

Biomass boilers in Buntingford

Posted by: In Biomass

Our recently commissioned ETA PE-K 45kW boiler sits snugly at the back of the garage and is now supplying heat and hot water to the house, some 40 metres away. Clearly there isn’t much demand for heat at the moment but it’s always an impressive sight to watch a boiler heat an 1,100 litre buffer […]

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Buffer with no jacket

25Jun

Jacket required, but no ties

Posted by: In Biomass

The 1100 litre buffer which accompanies this 45kW biomass boiler was delivered in its ‘bare’ state for obvious transport and installation reasons. At nearly two metres high and weighing the best part of 100kg, we were able to manoeuvre it into position in the corner of the garage using the inlet/outlet ports. Looking slightly shocked […]

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Panasonic panels on flat roof

24Jun

Making the most of the available space

Posted by: In Photovoltaic

One of our recent clients wanted a large array but only had limited space available on the roof of his house. The south east facing roof had a velum window and the south west roof was cluttered with a dormer and adjacent soil stack, all of which limited the array to a disappointing 1.25kW. Switching […]

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District Heating Main

23Jun

David and the District Heating Main

Posted by: In Biomass

In the course of one our latest biomass boiler installations, we had 40 metres of flow and return pipework to lay underground between the main house and the garage. We used a local digger hire company who’s skilled driver was able to tease his way through the pipework, wiring and drains we came across. He […]

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