Wadsworth Osteopaths

Installation of a 3kW solar PV system for energy bill savings for commercial premises
Pure Renewables were very helpful in working around our busy surgery sessions. They were good enough to commission the system on a Saturday afternoon so the power-off time would not disrupt our clinics.
Robert Wadsworth, Senior Partner

Wadsworth Osteopaths has eased the pain of energy bills by investing in Solar PV. The brief was to install as many panels as we could on the roof of its main practice in Cottingham, near Hull.

We designed, installed and commissioned the system and worked around clinic times to minimise disruption to the business and its patients.


For this installation, we used 12 Jetion panels, which worked well with the single-phase electricity available at the practice.
Each panel generates 250 watts, giving a total capacity of 3kW.

Typically, a system of this size will generate 2,500kW hours of electricity per year.


The panels were fitted over two roof spaces, one south and the other west facing.

During the course of the day, the sun was on one set of panels but not the other, so we fitted dual input invertors to ensure electricity could be generated from both roofs.

We completed the installation in less than three days so we could commission the system before the Government reduced the Feed-in-Tariff.

One of the challenges was working on a steep roof with slate tiles, which are more brittle and less forgiving that clay or concrete pantiles.


Return On Investment

The system should pay for itself in eight years.

The solar panels will save the practice approximately £150 a year on its energy bills and earn them £550 a year from the Government’s Feed-in-Tariff.

The system also generates C02 savings of 1.2 tons a year, thereby increasing the practice’s green credentials.


At a glance

Client: Wadsworth Osteopaths
Commissioned: Check the date
Renewable technology: Solar PV
System used: 12 Jetion panels, generating 3kW
CO2 saving: 1.2 tons per year
Energy cost saving: £150 a year on electricity bills.
RHI payments: A project of this size would generate Feed-in-Tariffs of around £500 a year for 20 years, index-linked to inflation.
Payback period: Estimated 7-8 years (combining RHI income & savings on electricity costs)


Client Q&A


Robert Wadsworth, Senior Partner


Why did you decide to invest in renewable energy?
In part as a contribution to the green cause, also as an investment providing a good return.


Why did you choose Pure Renewables?
I know Chris Whitelock (Pure Renewables’ Managing Director) and have been impressed by his knowledge and explanations of the technology.


What do you think of the service you received from Pure Renewables?
The contractors were very helpful in working around our busy surgery sessions. They were good enough to commission the system on a Saturday afternoon so the power-off time would not disrupt our clinics.


Has the investment matched your expectations?
So far so good!

Green Homes Grant and Domestic RHI

The latest press release from the Government has confirmed that recipients of the Green Homes Grant will still be able to apply for Domestic RHI payments.   The scheme will see the Government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements, up to £5000. Low-income households will be able to receive vouchers covering […]
New Aerosol Management Advisories for Dentists

New Aerosol Management Advisories for Dentists

Does the dental practice ventilation need to be altered in any way? The first stage is to obtain some in-sight into the air changes that are happening in all the rooms of the dental practice but especially in the dental surgery where Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) are occurring. The ventilation system should be set to […]

ITV Calendar Green Recovery Feature

Earlier this month, Chris Whitelock of Pure Renewables spoke with ITV News Calendar as part of a feature about how a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could be a catalyst for growth in the Humber region.

Heat Pump Design Masterclass

If you missed out on the Virtual Homebuilding Show, don’t worry – you haven’t missed out on Chris’ masterclass from the Saturday afternoon. He covers where you can use heat pumps, the steps that go into designing a system, the considerations for different types of projects – and more!    

Dentist Aerosol Management System

We made a video to demonstrate how you can dramatically reduce fallow time, improve air quality and working conditions plus reduce air conditioning costs in your dental practice.

Save Money with Air Source Heat Pumps

This short video from Mitsubishi shows how the Ecodan range works and how it can provide heating and hot water even on cold days.   Any questions? We’re more than happy to speak to you to discuss your needs.  

Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Pure Renewables team had a busy and productive time at the Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating Show last weekend. It was full-on, exhausting but very rewarding with over 100 meaningful conversations over the course of the three days. Our MD, Chris Whitelock, also delivered a masterclass seminar on the Sunday morning about, of course, heat […]

UK government to commit to 2050 climate target

Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change.   The Prime Minister says that Britain has a “moral duty” to cut emissions. This will need a massive investment in clean energy generation including Ground Source Heat Pumps, […]

Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

The Committee on Climate Change has released a new report outlining what the UK can do to be carbon neutral by 2050.The Committee on Climate Change has released a new report outlining what the UK can do to be carbon neutral by 2050. These ambitious targets will need more of us to transition to renewable […]

Recommended on YouGen

""A professional assessment of the site, a thorough and detailed proposal, confirmed installation date, polite and experienced installers both for electrics and building work and the system installed, works well and looks good...""

Leave us a recommendation or read what others have said at yougen.co.uk.

For further information or a free no-obligation quote, call +44 1482 846005 or email info@purerenewables.co.uk.