Solar PV Installation in Pen-Y-Ffordd near Chester (3.92kW)

In March 2011, PV Fit installed a 3.92kWp solar PV system for Mr & Mrs Wright in Pen-Y-Ffordd, near Chester.

The 16 panel PV array is located on Mr & Mrs Wright’s South facing roof. The solar panels are positioned in portrait to maximise the available roof space, set around a roof window.

Mr & Mrs Wright are now benefiting from the Governments tax free Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme which is offering them an estimated annual return of over 12% per year on her investment!

Quick system facts

  • 3.92 kWp system
  • Slate roof fixing system – All brackets flashed in using lead
  • Nedap PowerRouter solar inverter – includes free web monitoring which also allows us to monitor system performance remotely
  • Predicted system payback 8 years

Solar and FIT return

  • System size: 3.92 kW / 26.08m2
  • Annual output (SAP 2009): 3365 kWh (units)
  • Annual FIT/Export/Savings: *£1,675
  • 25 year income/savings: *£41,875
  • Annual CO2 savings: 1,817 kg CO2
  • Solar panels 16 x Sharp Monocrystalline 245Wp
  • Inverter Nedap PowerRouter 3700W – with built in web monitoring system


  • PV FIT 2 years
  • Sharp solar panel 5 years. Performance: 90% for 10 years, 80% for 25 years
  • Nedap inverter 5 years

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