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Cheshire based Doctor prescribes himself an 11% Return-on Investment.

When looking for a solution to spiralling fuel bills at his house and large surgery, a Cheshire– based Doctor approached Renewable Solutions for the answer


r Brian Hope states, ‘I have always been a believer in Alternative Energy but the cost of things like Solar Electric

panels was prohibitive in the past. I had always kept my eye on the industry though and when the Government launched the Feed-In-Tariff last year, the cost argument turned on its head. Te Return-On-Capital that could be achieved was mind-blowing, and I decided to look at options for both the surgery and my own house’. ‘I had heard of Renewable Solutions through commercial installation work they were doing for Wirral NHS. In addition, I knew of a colleague who had chosen them to install Renewable Energy for him. I arranged for an Assessment to be carried out and things went from there’. ‘We started off by assessing the electricity consumption at both the client’s property

and at the surgery’ says Mike Lowes from the Company. ‘Te surgery was actually occupied by numerous Doctors and a Pharmacy so the consumption was considerable. We proposed that we install a 10kW Solar PV array. Tis would help offset the electricity consumption and, via the Feed-In-Tariff, financially offset the entire bill! We also pointed out to the client that a large roof-sited array would be a great PR advert and acknowledge the Surgery’s ‘green’ credentials’. For the residential property, we proposed a 4kW PV array so that, again, the client could access lucrative Feed-In-Tariff payments. We also recommended swapping the existing out- dated conventional boiler for an Air Source Heat Pump. Not only was this to be 3-times more efficient than the old boiler, but it also stood to make use of the free electricity generated by the Solar PV...a win-win situation for the client’. Te client agreed to all recommendations and the systems were fitted in 2010. ‘I was impressed at how the Company scheduled the work and ran their Installation teams’, says Dr Hope. ‘A big factor in my decision to use the Company was that they employed all their own staff. Tis, for me, ensured security on site – a must given the nature of my business. Te surgery could not be disrupted during the week, so the Company arranged to bring teams in over the weekends to minimise disruption. Tey fitted the Heat

Pump and Solar Panels to my house in my absence due to work commitment, and it was lovely to return home to a job well done without having to personally supervise them’. ‘I cannot thank the Company or Recommend them enough. Tey were a pleasure to deal with. My electricity bills are now reducing and I am receiving healthy payments from my Utility Company for my Feed-In-Tariff. It is great to get paid by them instead of the other way round! ‘Brian’s Feed-In-Tariff is allowing him to get a Return on Capital of around 11% per annum’ says Mike ‘which is unheard of in this day and age. He has his payments guaranteed by law for 25-yrs, has them Index-Linked as part of the scheme and even draws his domestic Tariff payments down tax-free! Te scheme is available to anyone in the UK, and both domestic and commercial clients can benefit. Aside from the great financial rewards, it is also the right thing to do for the Environment; something easily forgotten amidst the excitement of sky-high returns’,

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