Comrie Croft PV and battery storage
Project owner: Comrie Croft Ltd
Location: Comrie, Perthshire
Technology: 50kW solar PV and 45kW battery storage
CARES funding: £47,000 from CARES Rural Energy Challenge Fund for the supporting structure
Date installed: November 2017
Comrie Croft Ltd is an award-winning community and employee owned ‘community of eco-enterprises’ on the outskirts of Comrie, Perthshire. They were awarded £47,000 match funding from the CARES Rural Energy Challenge Fund towards a supporting structure for a 50kW PV installation. This provides energy to the buildings and electric vehicle charging points. Three 15kW Tesla Power battery storage units have also been installed to store any excess electricity generated by the solar PV.