We installed our first commercial installation using black panels for the Oxley Sports Centre, owned by Sherborne GIrls in Dorset in February 2015.
Working with reenergise, independent specialists in energy management, we were contracted to find a suitable PV solution.
Initially we had prepared to use silver frame 250w Upsolar panels, but working with our distributor we found that we could install the system using Upsolar black on black panels for only £1,000 extra. After proposing this to the school, with a very visible roof, they went for the slightly higher cost for a much more attractive solution
The system will generate circa 45,000kWh of renewable clean energy and save over 22 tonnes of CO2 a year.
The fall in price for black panels has led to them being price comparable with silver framed ones, and with their superior looks there has been a huge increase in demand recently.