Solgrid Sustainable Energy

Case Study: Topform


Customer Objective

Topform are continuously striving to improve company practices and achieve a more sustainable and effective manufacturing process.

They approached Solgrid to help them deliver a key sustainability objective – to design and install a large scale Solar PV system.

Solgrid took full control of the project to ensure that all company requirements would be delivered to the highest standards with no operational downtime.

Aerial photo of Topforms manufacturing facilities in Galway

Project Goals

• Develop more sustainable business processes
• Reduce CO2 emissions
• Ensure no interruption to manufacturing operations

Project Benefits

• Reduced CO2 by 72,176 kg/pa
• Reduced Electricity spend by 21%
• Project payback under 5 years

Learn more about how Topform is achieving a 21% reduction in energy costs

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“Topform is one of the largest Kitchen worktop manufacturers in the world, we consume so much electricity we have our own ESB substation on site. I needed a company I could trust to implement a sustainable energy solution. Solgrid for me were the complete package of knowledge, quality and support that I needed. A solar installation of our size was going to be disruptive, but the thing that impressed me most about Solgrid was the professionalism of the people who installed our system and the human way they worked with us, we found them extraordinarily easy to work with.”

Paul Glynn Managing Director Topform Ltd.

Services Provided

Energy Advisory

Following an in-depth energy analysis, Solgrid determined that Topform’s energy demand was significant enough to justify the investment in a PV Solar energy system to supplement their energy requirements.

Design Solutions

Solgrid Engineers designed and installed a large-scale 232 kWp Solar PV roof-mounted system, encompassing five different roof sections across an area of 1,104m2. The installation consisted of 470 Q-Cells Tier-1 business class panels with the market’s highest efficiency rating in excess of 21.3 %. It is estimated that the system will produce approximately 193,348 kW hours of renewable electricity per annum for the next 30 years, which represents approximately 21% of the company’s overall annual usage.

Energy Integration

Gary Dolan Solgrid’s Engineering Project Manager managed the project from end to end together with Solgrid’s in-house team of highly skilled Engineers, Electricians and Health & Safety specialists. Solgrid were able to provide Topform with a world-class turnkey solution to ensure the project was delivered on time and within budget.

Solgrid team mapping our a project
3d plans for solar installation for topforms manufacturing facilities