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TJ Vickers & Sons Ltd: Solar PV

Marches Renewable Energy funding helped TJ Vickers to install a roof mounted solar panel electricity system to convert the sun's energy to generate electricity.

TJ Vickers & Sons Ltd: Solar PV

Key facts

Location: Trench Road, Trench, Telford TF2 6PL

Grant recipient: TJ Vickers & Sons Ltd is a family owned business. Established in 1962, Thomas Jeffery Vickers was the founder member of T J Vickers and Sons. Three years later sons Colin and Steve joined their father completing the partnership in June 1965. In 2010 they opened their second Suzuki site on Trench Road, Telford further enhancing their commitment to both brands throughout Shropshire.

Building: Car showroom and servicing premises

Solar PV: Solar panel electricity systems, also known as photovoltaics (PV), convert the sun’s energy to generate electricity. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.


Renewable energy installation: Solar PV

Additional capacity: 80 kWp roof mounted system.  kWp is the peak power of a PV system or panel.

The power is calculated under a standardised test for panels across all manufacturers to ensure that the values listed are capable of comparison.

Predicted energy generation: 72,447 kWh.  A kilowatt hour (kWh) is the energy consumed by a 1,000- watt or 1-kilowatt electrical appliance operating for 1 hour.

CO2 saving per year: 20 tonnes.  Based on an emission conversion factor of 0.2773 of a kilogram of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour.



System Cost: £55,361

Funding: 50% Marches Renewable Energy grant; 50% TJ Vickers & Sons Ltd own funds

Predicted payback time from energy cost saving:  8 years, reduced to 4 years with the 50% grant


For more information regarding MarRE projects please contact:

Adrian Marshall, MarRE Project Manager email: Tel: 01432 260064

Please note the closing date for full applications is 20th June 2021

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