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Cambridge Farm Retail Outlet

the challenge Our client’s farm specialises in slow grown Longhorn Beef. He identified that it is far more commercially viable to sell his product directly to the public. The challenge for our client following a grid connection offer of £162,000 with a 12-18-month timescale meant his Farm Shop project was finished before it started. The site itself is in a rural area with no electricity connection. The shop design was very energy efficient with modern freezers, fridges and LED lighting keeping the load to around 45amps peak single phase. The shop itself is to open Monday to Friday approximately 8-5 daily. Not occupied between 5pm Friday evening to 7.30am Monday morning. the solution 18 Kva Single phase diesel generator with noise attenuation and a built-in bypass function. 48v, 10,000VA dual input inverter with a built-in 100amp battery charger 5 banks … Continue reading

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H&M Covent Garden

the challenge Our client has a flagship facility in central London and occupies a strong position in the very highly competitive retail clothing sector. Increased building and upgrade work in the area meant that power supply and quality had deteriorated. The shop design was very energy efficient with modern equipment and LED lighting keeping the loads to a manageable level. The shop itself is to open seven days per week. the solution 65 Kva 3 phase modular Uninterruptible Power Supply and a built-in bypass function to allow for maintenance. N+1 modular solution to keep absolute certainty of supply. Lead acid battery to give a full one-hour standby at full load to allow any backup generators to be engaged. System control. Battery rack. Cables and accessories. Installation and commissioning.

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Metropolitan Council

Alpha House has completed a large Central battery Unit (CBU) battery replacement for one of the UK’s largest metropolitan councils. The metropolitan council were informed of the potential failure of their existing CBU battery during an Alpha House preventative maintenance visit. During all preventative maintenance visits Alpha House conducts open circuit voltage and battery impedance tests using a Hioki meter, this will enable the engineer to clarify the quality of the existing battery system. The councils CBU battery was showing signs of premature failure due to the ambient temperature of the room being in excess of 30 degrees centigrade for extended periods of time. Alpha house recommended the replacement of the 10 x 20 x 200ah batteries along with the installation of an air conditioning unit with a suitable BTU rating for the room size in order to avoid premature … Continue reading

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Private Residence

the challenge Our clients were high net worth individuals with a substantial property based in the heart of the New Forest The challenge for our client was that the location of the property was on the furthest extremity of the grid making the power supply unreliable at best. No grid upgrade work was planned or economically viable for one residence. Extremely high energy usage at 90 amps per phase. Critical loads in high-value items within the house such as wine cellar and various collectables within the property. No interest or desire to have solar panels or generators on site. the solution 60KVA UPS with a built-in 100 AMP battery charger 2x40x100AH battery offering 7 hours of battery autonomy Bespoke battery stand Cables and accessories Installation and commissioning Generator hook up option for prolong grid outages was installed

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Monbat Partnership Announcement

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT JANUARY 2022 Alpha House and MONBAT are proud to announce a unique and exclusive partnership agreement between both businesses for the first time. MONBAT is one of Europe’s leading, highly regarded, and established battery manufacturers with over 60 years’ experience of manufacturing and supplying a wide range of high-quality lead-acid, and lithium iron products and associated services in over 70 countries worldwide. Alpha House is a UK based company specialising in providing consultative intelligent power solutions, across multiple markets and industry sectors throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alpha House has established a strong reputation for providing innovative, power infrastructure solutions and services to industry-leading businesses, that has resulted in significant growth and expansion over the last several years. Under the terms of this partnership, Alpha House shall operate as MONBAT’s exclusive manufacturing partner, service provider and distributor … Continue reading

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UPS supply and installation at data centre

Customer is Certain with Market Leading 5-Year Warranty  Alpha House Ltd has provided its expert services to a leading data centre located in the South coast region of the UK. The supply and installation carried out by Alpha House required a number of battery systems to back up new 1-megawatt data halls, including their UPS batteries consisting of 6×40 x UPM3500 in an N+1 redundant system.  Alpha House Ltd was the chosen partner due to a market leading 5-year warranty on their European manufactured UPM battery range, specifically designed for high end UPS applications.  Enhanced Power Services director Gary Hammond commented, “Finally we have a European battery manufacturer that is willing to truly stand by their product quality by offering a 5-year warranty, which is 2 years more than other leading battery manufacturers.  The data centre market requires 99.9% up … Continue reading

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12 hours from order to installation

Battery Hotline saves the day at Royal United Hospital Bath Alpha House received an emergency call on its 24 hour battery hotline from a customer frantically trying to source 20 x 50Ah batteries for a system failure backing up an incredibly critical load.  The UPS battery system had failed while protecting an operating theatre at Royal United Hospital Bath, a replacement battery and installation engineer were required within 12 hours in order to avoid the hospital having to cancel much needed operations the next day and until further notice.  Alpha House were called at 6.30 PM and the batteries were delivered to Adept Power Solutions within 2 hours which enabled their engineer to drive straight to the site and complete the battery installation and restore power in time for the following days operations.  Colin Smith DC specialist for Adept Power … Continue reading

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Alpha House “keeping people moving”

Alpha House has been awarded a prestigious national NHS contract to supply mobility batteries for wheelchairs.  As the UK population and life expectancy increases, so does the need for mobility scooters.  Just five years ago there were 70,000 mobility scooters being used in the UK, the number now exceeds 300,000 according to the British Healthcare Trades Association.  The NHS is facing ongoing budget pressures and a continued drive to save money, Alpha House’s R&D team have designed an innovative cost-effective range of AGM and Gel mobility batteries which offer more power and more cycles at a lower DOD than the NHS’s current supplier and at a fraction of the cost.  A spokesperson for the NHS stated “If we could make these kinds of savings across our entire procurement spend we would be able to reinvest the money in even better … Continue reading

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Southern Police Authority; Charged and Ready to Go

Alpha House has supplied a UPS and Battery Solution to protect 30 electric car charging bays at a Southern Police Authority.  The Police authority is the first non-metropolitan force to make the switch to EV’s in a bid to cut emissions and save more than £450,000 over a three year period.  The police staff will now have use of the BMW i3 fleet of vehicles capable of 120 miles from one charge and another 60 miles from a small reserve petrol tank.  It was imperative that the force has a reliable back up resource for the 30 charging points as without power the police authority could potentially immobilise its fleet of vehicles. The UPS installed was a 200Kva modular system with 2 strings of 40 x Alpha House 100Ah batteries, with the inbuilt modularity of the UPS and battery the force … Continue reading

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Alpha House Signs New European Design and Manufacture Agreement

Alpha House is pleased to announce they have signed a new agreement to licence the design and manufacture of a European origin VRLA and Lithium battery.  The batteries will cover a multitude of applications including telecommunications, UPS and Data Centre markets. Meryl Armitage group Managing Director of Alpha House commented “Alpha house had identified for some time the need for a true European manufactured battery range after a number of our blue chip clients have requested such a solution in order to standardise their power protection solutions on a global basis.  As a result of an extensive R&D process and some advanced MTBF testing we have signed a 4 year agreement to supply 48V DC telecommunications solutions to a  large telecoms operator for a particularly sensitive application where ambient temperatures can vary enormously.  The UPS range of batteries will be … Continue reading

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