Case Study: Derby Business Park

Green Energy Solutions for Sustainable Business


KAST’s client is an established Business and Entertainment Centre based in Derbyshire. Based just outside Ashbourne, they have a great local reputation from families and business alike and being an important part of the community, reducing their carbon footprint and making a sound financial decision was equally as important

The Challenge

Like many business centres, they faced rising energy costs and wanted to transition towards a
more sustainable and financially secure energy source. They were looking for a reliable, cost effective, and environmentally-friendly solution.

The Solution

After a comprehensive assessment of their energy needs, our team recommended the installation of a state-of-the-art commercial solar PV system. The system was custom-designed to maximise energy production while minimising environmental impact.

Key Features of the Solar PV System

Capacity: 316 kWp

Components:  High-efficiency solar panels,
advanced inverters, and a robust flat roof and
pitched mounting system.

Location:  Multiple rooftop mounted
installations were strategically chosen to
optimise sun exposure.

Monitoring System: A sophisticated real-time
monitoring system was implemented to track
energy production and identify any performance
issues promptly.


Energy Independence:  The solar PV system now covers over 50% of their energy needs,
significantly reducing their reliance on the grid and providing long-term energy cost stability.

Environmental Impact:  The system reduces CO2 emissions by almost 50 tons annually,
equivalent to planting over 2289 trees each year.

Financial Savings:  They are projected to save over £56,708 per year in energy costs, with an
estimated payback period of just over 4 years.

Positive Brand Image:  The transition to renewable energy has garnered positive attention
from customers, stakeholders, and the community, enhancing their reputation as an
environmentally-conscious community leader.

Maintenance and Support:  Our team provides regular maintenance and performance checks to ensure the system operates efficiently. A 25-year warranty covers the PV modules and a 7-year warranty covers the inverters. 

KAST offers 1-year workmanship warranty as standard that can be extended to 5 years along with a yearly servicing package for peace of mind. 

The implementation of the commercial solar PV system has not only met but exceeded the client’s
expectations. They now stand as a shining example of sustainable community and business
practices, demonstrating how solar energy can be harnessed for both economic and environmental

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