Robinson & Hall's Renewable Energy Department have recently achieved planning consent for what will be the largest solar farm project in the UK!
With over 120,000 solar PV panels covering 125 acres of disused land, the Oxfordshire based solar farm will have an electricity generating capacity of 27MW, sufficient to power around 6,500 homes.
Working to a strict timetable, planning permission needed to be obtained by the end of June to allow time for the necessary investor agreements for the project to be secured. Due to Robinson & Hall’s sheer hard work and determination planning permission was granted on 20 June 2012 and it is envisaged that the scheme will be commissioned in Spring 2013.
The client was full of praise for the efforts of Robinson & Hall and was "very impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism of the department's approach to the task."
Andrew Barr, Head of Renewable Energy at Robinson & Hall said "We were thrilled to be involved in this exciting project which is making good use of otherwise derelict land with minimum visual impact on the countryside."
Andrew continues “The solar PV industry has seen a number of changes since the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff in 2010. Falling costs of solar panels means that good returns on investment are still very much achievable, both for small and larger scale projects.”
If you would like more information on the benefits of harnessing solar energy please contact Robinson & Hall’s Renewable Energy Department on 01234 352201.