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Harnessing Solar Power in Thornton, Bradford


At JLEC Electrical Ltd., we are committed to providing sustainable and energy-efficient solutions to our clients. Recently, we had the opportunity to install a cutting-edge solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage system in Thornton, Bradford. This project aimed to maximize energy generation, optimize energy usage, and reduce reliance on the grid. In this blog post, we will explore the details of this installation and the innovative technologies utilized.

1. Solar PV System:

The heart of this installation was a 3.7kWp #solar PV system, designed to harness the power of the sun and convert it into usable electricity. The chosen system comprised two roof-mounted solutions: the Van der Valk flat roof mount system with ballast and the Clenergy roof rail system. By utilizing these robust and reliable mounting systems, we ensured a secure and efficient installation.

2. Ballast Mount System:

To ensure the structural integrity and stability of the rooftop solar panels, JLEC Electrical Ltd. performed thorough loading calculations for the ballast mount system. These calculations guarantee that the panels are safely secured to the roof, even in adverse weather conditions. Our team takes great care in ensuring the longevity and safety of every installation.

3. Inverters and Batteries:

For the energy management and storage aspect of the project, we utilized Solax inverters and batteries. Solax is renowned for its high-quality and efficient products, making it an ideal choice for this installation. These inverters effectively convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity for use in the property.

The battery storage system allows for excess solar energy to be stored during the day when the sun is abundant. This stored energy can then be utilized during the evenings or on cloudy days, minimizing reliance on the grid. It ensures a continuous and reliable power supply, reducing both energy costs and carbon footprint.

4. Hot Water Energy Diverter:

In addition to the PV and #battery #storage system, we also integrated a #MyEnergi hot water energy diverter into the setup. This innovative technology intelligently diverts surplus energy from solar to the hot water tank when the batteries are full. By prioritizing heating water with renewable energy, the system maximizes self-consumption and further reduces reliance on fossil fuel-based heating methods.

5. Exporting Excess Energy to the Grid:

Once the batteries are fully charged and the hot water tank is heated, any remaining surplus energy is exported back to the grid. This not only contributes to the local energy supply but also allows the client to benefit from potential feed-in tariff schemes, further enhancing the financial viability of the installation.


The installation of the 3.7kWp solar PV and battery storage system by JLEC Electrical Ltd. in Thornton, Bradford, showcases our commitment to renewable energy solutions. By harnessing the power of the sun and incorporating cutting-edge technologies such as Solax inverters, battery storage, and the MyEnergi hot water energy diverter, we provide our clients with a reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solution. We take pride in enabling individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint while reaping the benefits of renewable energy generation.

Contact JLEC Electrical Ltd. today to explore how we can help you harness the power of the sun and implement an efficient and sustainable energy system tailored to your needs. Together, we can pave the way for a greener future.


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