WESSEX Renewable Energy, part of the Wessex Group of Companies in North Dorset, have secured a major commercial solar photovoltaic installation contract.

The installation with F J Chalke in Wincanton will consist of 96 solar panels that will output in excess of 23KWp.

The panels will be situated on the roof of their Wincanton showroom where F J Chalke is currently selling the new electric Nissan Leaf Car. Customers will be able to see a working demonstration of how the solar panels will be generating the electricity to charge the new electric car in the showroom.

Wessex Renewable Energy manager, Thomas Mortimer, said: “We have great pride in securing a contract with such a large reputable local car dealer, especially as the energy produced will not only supply electrical power to their showroom facilities but also power their fleet of electric cars.”