Solar PV Installation in Bucklebury near Reading (1.85kW)

In November 2010, PV Fit installed a solar PV & solar hot water system onto Mr & Mrs Willis’s period property in Bucklebury, Reading.
Mrs Willis, Bucklebury

Mrs Willis, Bucklebury

The solar equipment is located on a Southerly pitched roof above a conservatory. The solar PV and hot water equipment took 4 days to install and commission, with the PV equipment being eligible to claim the feed-in tariff. The solar thermal system will be eligible to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive when launched later in October 2012.

Mr and Mrs Willis say “Liam, Mark and his mate were all very helpful and cleaned the place afterwards. Everything working OK. I hope to contact you re another installation at our daughter’s farm in Devon shortly.”
Quick system facts
  • 1.85 kWp on South West facing roof at 45 degrees tilt
  • Installed at same time as a 3sqm solar thermal array
  • Solar panels mounted above the existing tiled roof, with all brackets fixed to main roof trusses and flashed in to make watertight
  • SunnyBoy 1700W inverter located in the loft

PV details & FIT income:

  • System size: 1.85 kW / 12.8m2
  • Annual output (SAP 2009): 1,476 kWh (units)
  • Annual FIT/Export/Savings: *£610
  • 25 year income/savings: *£15,250
  • Annual CO2 savings: 838 kg CO2
  • Solar panels 10 x Phonosolar 185Wp
  • Inverter SMA SunnyBoy 1700W
  • Roof mounting Shuco PV lite


  • PV FIT 2 years
  • Phonosolar panel 5 years.
  • Performance 20 years: 80%s
  • SMA inverter 5 years