Case Study: Vista Engineering

Green Energy Solutions for Sustainable Business


Vista Engineering is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of builders metalwork suppliers and of builders metalwork. Manufacturing everything from wall ties, windposts and masonry support systems through to angle beads and joist hangers, our range offers exactly the type of products and quality your customers demand. Reducing their carbon footprint and making a solid financial investment were essential for all stakeholders.

The Challenge

Vista Engineering 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 customdesigned to maximise energy production while minimising environmental impact.

Key Features of the Solar PV System

Capacity: 50 kWp

Components: High-efficiency solar panels,
advanced inverters, and a robust 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 37% 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 7.6 tons annually,
equivalent to planting over 327 trees each year

Financial Savings:  They are projected to save over almost £9000 per year in energy costs,
with an estimated payback period of just over 5 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 manufacturer.

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 business practices, demonstrating how solar energy can be harnessed for both economic and environmental benefits.

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