250kW Ground Mount Solar PV Installation

250kW Ground Mount Solar PV Installation 2018-06-07T15:41:40+00:00

Project Overview

Wareing Buildings approached Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd to discuss the suitability of a 250kW Ground Mount Solar PV system at their site. Wareing Buildings is a specialist family owned firm with a heritage stretching back 100 years. Based in Wrea Green, Lancashire, the fourth generation family firm has a multi-million pound turnover and employs a team of 70 members of staff at its new purpose built 10-acre production site. The firm offers an extensive range of services, from providing steel frame buildings in kit form, to a full design and build ’turnkey’ package for a wide range of applications including farm buildings, business premises, leisure facilities and schools.

Local aviation constraints meant that wind turbine development would not be possible and attention turned quickly to the potential for a 250kW ground-mounted solar PV array. Sustainable Energy Systems prepared a desk top assessment and undertook a site survey to assess the suitability of the proposal. Following a successful planning application, the installation of the development commenced in May 2014. The solar PV array shall produce enough electricity to cover the entire energy usage on site, allowing the client to reduce its operational costs as well reducing the overall carbon footprint of the business.

Proposal: Installation of a 250kW Solar PV Array
Development Specifications: 990 x UpSolar UP-M250P (Panels), SunFixings Park Tegra (Ground Mounting System), 15 x SMA STP15000TL-10 (Inverters)
Installed: May 2014
Estimated annual energy generation: 211,612 kWh
Estimated annual carbon saving: 120,196 kg

“We are delighted by the service provided by Sustainable Energy Systems. They have proved to be a reliable partner in this venture and their knowledge and expertise has been invaluable. They have been very pragmatic in their approach which we be believe is essential when entering the renewable sector. The PV array shall allow our business to significantly reduce its energy costs and paves a way to a sustainable future. We are very happy with our choice in Sustainable Energy Systems.”

Mr Chris Wareing, J Wareing & Sons (Wrea Green)