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.