To ensure the Centre evolves to meet the changing needs of its community, the Ventnor Medical Centre practice has maintained a continuous development policy. This has included several extensions to the building, over its lifetime, and the latest installation of 28 solar photovoltaic panels for the generation of electricity.
The new system incorporates a full monitoring system in the form of Enphase Inverters for each panel – and each panel has been mounted on a Pod to ensure the optimum angle for energy capture.
“We have carried out many installations on the Island. The Centre made the decision to support this investment based on the fact that all savings achieved can go directly back into patient care. This makes it the soundest investment the Centre can make at this moment in time – representing a return on their investment of more than 11% per annum.”
The 7.4 kilowatt system future-proofs the Centre’s energy costs for years to come. The system already represents an annual saving of at least £900 a year that will be transferred back into helping their patients. And the price of their electricity, and therefore the savings achieved will only increase over time. On top of this the Centre can expect a government Feed in Tariff (FIT) of £1000 per annum, payable every year for 20 years – which will also be used for patient care.