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Wind & Sun supply inverters & PV modules for domestic housing & schools

Contractors: G Purchase Construction

Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) is one of the most ambitious Solar PV frameworks in the country and was formulated by Birmingham City Council.  This has delivered more than 3000 installations.

The aim of the project was to help lift council tenants out of fuel poverty both through reduced electricity bills for the tenants and secondly with  profits from the feed-in-tariff income being invested into energy efficiency measures to help reduce bills further.

Wind & Sun went through a pre-qualification tender process and were selected as one of the Framework Suppliers by Buy For Good to  supply the selected installers, G PurchaseConstruction, with REC PV modules and SMA inverters.

The project was divided into several Mini-tenders which were evaluated on:

Price; Technical Capability to include Innovation; Jobs and Skills; Environmental and Social Factors.

Wind & Sun had to compete on these every few months. Because of our experience and close relationship with major manufacturers we were able to satisfy these requirements and in addition maintain steady supplies throughout the project.

Following from this Wind & Sun have also supplied equipment to:

Isle Of Anglesey County CouncilIsle Of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) County Council

Inverters & PV for domestic housing & a Business Centre.

Warwick District CouncilWarwick District Council

Inverters for domestic & sheltered housing.

Bromsgrove District CouncilBromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils

Inverters & PV for sheltered housing and council buildings including Redditch Town Hall & Redditch Crematorium.

WarwickshireWarwicksire County Council

Inverters & PV for social housing.

West Midlands Fire ServiceWest Midlands Fire Service

Inverters for fire stations.

Wind & Sun were congratulated for providing a continuous supply and professional support during the worst troughs of the PV supply chain problems of 2011 & 2012.

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