Solar farms are ground-mounted solar installations that range in size from 50kWp to multi-megawatt utility scale installations.
Solarcentury is a leading solar farm developer and the UK’s most experienced EPC contractor of ground-mounted PV installations. With over 100MWp under our belt, we’re the UK experts.
Solar farms benefit not only landowners and investors but the wider community as well. Solar farms are the quickest and the lowest impact route to creating new electricity capacity online and at a stable price. They are simple to build and reduce the price of solar for all.
Landowner? A solar farm delivers high yields. From your side, it couldn’t be simpler: you simply lease the land to us for 25 years, and we handle the design, build and maintenance.
Investor? Low-risk and ethical, solar farms are an increasingly attractive investment. And with our expert end-to-end service, you’re sure of a smooth-running project and an excellent result.
The right time? The right place? Watch our videos explaining more about solar farms here…
With teams that include some of Europe's most experienced solar designers and engineers, we can make sure the planning’s watertight.
Starting with a feasibility study and a detailed site planning appraisal, we take care of DNO liaison, screening opinion, detailed modelling and scheme design, and preparing and submitting the planning application.
We can offer a full range of performance-guaranteed solar technologies, thanks to our many world-class suppliers. We also bring our own IP products and mounting designs to the table, and our own trusted network of subcontractors.
Since 1998 we’ve completed over 1,000 projects. Our safety record is excellent, and our project managers highly experienced. So you can count on a safe and smooth-running construction, delivered on time and on budget.
One of our maxims is to be there at every step of the way. So once the solar farm is up and running, we offer a full O&M service in a 25-year contract.
This includes remote performance monitoring; monthly, semi-annual and annual preventative and corrective maintenance; regular reporting; and component warranty management. In short, it’s all taken care of.
When we’re looking into solar farm development, we’re always careful to consider the local community and the environment. So much so, that we develop fewer than one in 100 of the sites we look at.
While exploring a suitable site, we carry out a detailed feasibility study. We consider factors such as whether the site can be screened from view, so it doesn’t affect the local landscape and character. We also look into any possible disruption to local people or wildlife. No site is within a significant environmental designation, and all have been screened by an ecologist.
Our commitment to responsible development. Solarcentury has worked with the Solar Trade Association to produce the STA 10 commitments - a set of principles to guide the responsible development of solar farms. Read about the initiative and view the commitments here…
Keeping you informed. During planning we write to people living locally to let them know about the possible development and how they can contact us. We’ll hold a local drop-in session so we can answer questions face-to-face and explain the whole process. Finally, we create a website page for each proposed site, so everyone can see exactly where it might be located and contact us with their questions.
For further information on solar farms in the community, those in development and FAQs, read more here…
Wheal Jane park in Cornwall is a ground breaking project, it was the first solar park to be developed in Cornwall and the first renewable energy installation at Wheal Jane. Once the site of a famous tin mine, this solar park represents a shift to clean energy.Read more...View more solar farm case studies
If you’re a developer, landowner or investor, we’d love to hear from you.
In 2006 we established the international development charity SolarAid whose goal is to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa.
A contribution from Gill Perkins, Conservation Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, discussing solar farms and how they help to reverse declining bee species, flora and fauna.
South Africa has become the tenth country globally harnessing renewable energy from the sun, having connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar.