Park Farm – Extension

Agricultural Solar PV

In 2012 we installed a 400kWp PV array to complement the development of seven state-of-the-art poultry units at Park Farm in Suffolk.

Such was the success of the project, with returns far exceeding both our predictions and the customer’s expectations; we were invited back in late 2015 to install a 215kWp extension to the ground mounted PV array.

Modern poultry farming is incredibly energy intensive, particularly in the summer months. With the ever decreasing FiT rates, maximum self-consumption is vital to achieving attractive returns on your investment. This makes solar PV the perfect technology to power your poultry business.

This extension will generate an additional 204,666kWh per year, with over 80% being consumed by the heavy duty air-source heat pumps and cooling fans used in the sheds. This enables us to deliver a return of over 12% in the first year, despite a FiT rate of only 5.9p.

 

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