The Scottish Maritime Museum


Scottish Maritime Museum – Irvine
Estimated Annual Production: 6319 kWh (Installed 10/05/16)
Estimated ROI: 10 years
Actual Annual Production: 7280 kWh
Install Date: 10/05/16

Environmental Impact
Annual CO2 Savings: 2,855.36 kg

System Size: 8.04kWp
Panel Model: Sunpower X21 335Wp BLK
Inverter Model: Solaredge 8000W 3Ph Inverter G59

The Project

Ceiba Renewables were contacted by The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine to help them look at ways of using solar PV to reduce their energy usage.

Following a consultation where a number of roofs were considered, the most favourable location was on the roof of the main office. A number of solar panels were considered but the benefits of Sunpower – superior warranties, higher output per m2, aesthetics, performance and salt-mist environments – were such that the Scottish Maritime Museum quickly opted for the X21 Sunpower panel.

The installation was featured in NICEIC’s Connections Scotland magazine which goes into more detail about the project.

The Result

The all-black X21 panels look fantastic on the roof and the PV system is exceeding performance expectations.

Customer Quote

Chris Woodland, Commercial Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum said: “We are always looking for ways to minimise our operational expenses without impacting on the visitor experience and this is an excellent example of the Scottish Maritime Museum’s dedication to improving its energy efficiency”

NICEIC Connections Magazine

See the article about this project in the NICEIC’s Connections Magazine here.
NICEIC are one of the UK’s leading assessment and certification bodies for electrical and building works.


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October 31, 2016