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1 Solar PV Installations for Social Housing Providers a bright idea, a greener community. t: e:

2 Solar PV Installations for Social Housing Providers Campbell & Kennedy (C&K) has a proven track record of delivering solar PV installations for Local Authorities and Housing Associations throughout the UK. We understand the pressure faced by Local Authorities and Housing Associations in today s climate with volatile energy prices, high fuel poverty statistics, tight budgets and pressure to reduce carbon emissions. Investing in Solar PV can help tackle some of the above issues by aiding in the reduction of fuel poverty through reducing electricity costs, generating income and reducing carbon emissions. C&K is equipped to provide you with an end-to-end service required to implement your solar PV system from initial feasability studies, survey, designs, materials supply, finance and installation right through to the lifetime maintenance of the system. Solar PV is very beneficial for the public sector. Not only does it generate electricity, reducing costs and generating income, but it demonstrates a clear commitment to environmental sustainability. A little about C&K... As a company we have been working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations throughout the UK for over 60 years and so are experienced in working with and managing relationships with individual residents and corporate customers alike, in a professional and courteous manner. Whether you want to maximise your return on investment, meet carbon reduction targets or provide added value for the end user, we ll work with you to deliver the best possible solution. Quality Service and Expertise Fully accredited: MCS, REA, NICEIC, CSCS and CHAS; Nationwide coverage with Northern and Southern offices; All installation engineers are trained to the highest industry standards (MCS, City & Guilds etc.); Strong relationships with UK distribution network; In-house design and engineering expertise; Support with end users feed-in tariff registration; Ongoing maintenance and support; Specialists in projects with multiple installations; Only use MCS accredited products. Our people are at the forefront of everything we do - we believe that the success of the business is the result of the people we employ. As a result, we have gathered togther individuals with vast knowledge and experience in the industries that we serve, as well as the right attitude to get the job done.

3 The benefits... COMBAT FUEL POVERTY Tenants benefit from reduced electricity bills. INCOME GENERATION You can generate income from the Feed-in Tariff Scheme as well as from your electricity supplier by exporting to the grid. PEACE OF MIND Finance and maintenance options are available to cover the cost of installation and ensure you get the most out of your investment. COST REDUCTION By investing in solar you can generate your own electricity for more than 20 years, reducing your electricity costs. REDUCE CO² EMMISSIONS Benefit from Carbon Tax Levy exemption and meet sustainability standards. CK QUALITY ASSURANCE By choosing Campbell & Kennedy as your supplier you are guaranteed quality assurance. We deliver on expectations and return on investment projections. The process... 1 Our team will oversee the whole process from site 2 survey, design and installation 3 through to maintenance so you don t 4 need to worry about a thing An initial discussion with our specialist will provide you with an indication of the INITIAL DISCUSSION An initial discussion with our specialist will provide you with an indication of the costs involved in your project, the business case for a solar PV investment and the finance options available. Our experienced engineers will visit your site to survey the requirements, carry out a feasibility study and assess the potential performance of an installation. We can then prepare a full quotation and business SITE SURVEY Our experienced engineers will visit your site to survey the requirements, carry out a feasibility proposal. study and assess the potential performance of an installation. We can then prepare a full quotation and business proposal. RESIDENTS MEETINGS We liaise with any residents involved throughout the process. We hold a meeting for all stakeholders and write to every resident to inform them of all relevant contact details and provide a how to use your new system guide. GROUNDWORK With your permissions we will liaise with your electricity network operator to ensure that they are aware of the project. INSTALLATION Once all the finer details have been agreed upon, your project manager will ensure that the installation runs smoothly. All installations are delivered to MCS standard and meet NICEIC regulation. TESTING On completion of the installation, our engineers will carry out final tests of the system, connect you to the grid and provide you with full documentation and an MCS registration certificate. MAINTENANCE Our maintenance division can carry out any essential and preventative work to ensure that you get the best from your installation.

4 Financing your installation... Go green with a little green.. Following C&K s feasibilty study you will know which properties are suitable for solar PV. We know the difficulty at this stage is navigating through the complex finance options. Whether you want to maximise your return on investment, meet carbon reduction targets or provide added value for the end user, we ll work with you to find the best finance strategy to suit your needs. We will work with you to ensure that your monthly payments are LESS than the energy saved as well as offset carbon tax. C&K Finance C&K work with a well known high street bank to offer clients looking for private sector finance a series of varied lease options. You can choose between capital purchase with finance from years. We have funding facilities from 50,000. Our finance options help with budgeting and forecasting and our proposal will detail ROI, usage and fuel poverty calculations. How it works... Solar PV panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electrical energy. An inverter will convert the direct current into alternate current (AC), enabling it to be used to power household appliances. A generation meter will monitor the system and transmit what it generates to your electricity provider. Excess electricity will be exported to the national grid and payment will be given as part of the Feed in-tariff scheme. A 2.5kWp array can provide enough electricity to meet around half a households electricity needs, this means a saving of around 250 a year.

5 Maintenance... Get the most out of your solar investment.. Whilst Solar PV Systems are extremely reliable, they do still need to be maintained to ensure maximum output efficiency. At C&K, we will work with you to tailor your maintenance package to suit your needs. Campbell & Kennedy will: maintain and service your organisation s installation; monitor you panels for 20 years, giving you peace of mind; 24/7, 365 days a year options available; provide your organisation with a dedicated Account Manager; provide access to our fully staffed call centre, on-hand to help and answer any queries you may have; guarantee prompt, careful and quality repair work; scheduled bi-annual visual inspections and every 5 year site visits to maintain your installation; Our maintenance includes an inverter change at between years, dependant on system performance. FAQ s... Will the UK s weather affect the solar panels? The UK is known for its poor weather, but there is plenty of sunlight during the day to provide power to your properties. Solar panels can receive power from indirect or diffused sunlight from dull, cloudy and rainy days and still maintain an efficient supply of energy. During winter however, your installation will provide around a third of your energy intake due to the lower level of the sun in the sky. There is a variety of panels tailored to different weather conditions, we can supply the necessary panels based the needs of your area. How long will it be before I re-coup my investment? The estimate is from 8 to 10 years, depending on factors such as electricity costs and your systems performance. This is still a great investment, with a higher rate than most best saving plans and payments are index linked and tax-free for 25 years. prices are also expected to rise and the pay-back time will be significantly reduced. What is the Feed-in Tariff scheme? The Feed-in Tariff is a scheme that was introduced in April 2010 as means for the government to reduce their carbon footprint. The scheme pays you a fixed amount for every unit of electricity you produce through you solar system, regardless of whether it used in your properties or not. How do I know how much I m earning from the Feed-in Tariff? We can provide an easy to use monitoring meter than tracks the power generated from your panels and the income generated from your system. What guarantees come with my Solar PV system? Your Feed-in Tariff payments are guaranteed for 20 years after installation. C&K s maintenance plan also covers you for any damages or repairs that may be needed for over 20 years. How much preparation is required before the installation date? A very small amount. We will inform you of any action that is required based on our initial survey. How long will the installation take to complete? Our experienced, highly skilled engineers are normally able to install a single property 3kWp solar system in half a day with minimum disruption to your tenants. How will the installation affect my residents? C&K will establish a customer service team to liaison with all tenants to make the installation process as smooth and unobtrusive as possible. Any enquiries and issues can be raised to our team, and the time spent in people s properties is minimal. Do I need to have a south facing roof to get a Solar PV installation? A south facing roof will provide maximum return, however modern solar panels are efficient enough that there is no huge impairment if facing elsewhere. After we have carried out our survey we will provide you with a transparent look at our data to give you a good indication on what return to expect from the direction of the panels on your property. How do I know if my roof is able to support the solar panels? In the rare case that a roof is in unfit condition, our comprehensive survey will report any issues with your properties roofs and will brief you on all details.

6 Contact Campbell & Kennedy Ltd. Head Office: 11 Telford Court 9 South Avenue Clydebank Business Park Glasgow G81 2NR T: +44(141) E: W:

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