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Tender Opportunity – battery storage system

May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024 - Tender Opportunity – battery storage system
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Renewable energy production at Hoe


To enhance our sustainability and further our work towards Net Zero, we are inviting tenders to install an additional 15kw of solar and a battery storage system.

Please see below for project specification or download the PDF version here


Project Overview

Client: Hoe Grange Holidays
Location: Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4HP
Proposal Submission Deadline: 20th May 2024
Project Start Date: Within 8 weeks of acceptance of the proposal
Completion Date: within 30 days of start date

Project Description

The project involves the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a 15 kWp solar PV system integrated with a 25 kWp hybrid inverter and 66 kWh of battery storage capacity at Hoe Grange Holidays. This system must be capable of charging the batteries using an existing 10 kWp wind turbine and an existing 14 kWp solar PV system (10 kWp + 4 kWp). The new system must comply with the National Grid’s terms for a zero export limit on the 25 kWp hybrid inverter.

System Requirements

  1. Solar PV System:
    • Capacity: 15 kWp
    • Must integrate seamlessly with existing renewable energy sources.
  1. Hybrid Inverter:
    • Capacity: 25 kWp
    • Must enforce a zero export limit to the grid and surge protection
  1. Battery Storage:
    • Total Capacity: 66 kWh
    • Must be compatible with both solar and wind turbine inputs.
  1. Integration with Existing Systems:
    • Must utilize energy generated from existing 10 kWp wind turbine and 14 kWp solar systems.
  1. Compliance:
    • All installations must comply with National Grid requirements and local regulations.
  1. Monitoring and Control:
    • A smart monitoring system must be included to allow for real-time tracking and management of energy production and usage.
    • The system should be accessible via a smart app.

Submission Requirements

  • Detailed technical proposal including system design, components, and layout.
  • Evidence of compliance with relevant standards and grid requirements.
  • Timeline for project completion, including key milestones.
  • Cost breakdown and payment terms.
  • Information on warranty and maintenance services.
  • Proof of qualifications and previous experience in similar projects.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Compliance with the technical specifications.
  • Cost-effectiveness.
  • Proven track record of timely delivery of similar projects.
  • Quality and reliability of proposed components and workmanship.
  • Post-installation service and support.
  • Preference will be given to local suppliers in line with company purchasing policy

Submission Process

Proposals must be submitted by 5pm on 20th May 2024 addressed to:

Hoe Grange Holidays
Attn: David Brown
Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4HP

Proposals can also be emailed to info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

Contact Information

For further inquiries, please contact David Brown on 01629 540262 or via email at info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk.

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    548julie
    September 14, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    HelenLCarter
    February 6, 2020

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    karenmD4738KD
    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    rachelthomas2015
    June 18, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    Big_Al_0000
    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    Tiggywinkle15
    November 5, 2019

    star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    KBarry
    September 15, 2019
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    dghiggs61
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    Jdrichie12
    July 11, 2019

    star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    Thesamps
    October 4, 2019
  • star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    Catboy86
    August 17, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    Adventurer_12121
    January 30, 2020

    star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019
  • star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    sophiee249
    January 2, 2020

    star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    plopster1
    June 7, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    EJYork2013
    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    ElizabethA717
    September 21, 2019

    star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    L9943KBlesleym
    April 3, 2020
  • star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    Ajtravels14
    February 3, 2020

    star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    mickvfr
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    krimpenijssel
    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    Wheelieuser
    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    Peachey167
    July 16, 2019

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