Anesco switches on New Forest array

Anesco has announced the switch on of one of the UK’s largest solar installations.

At 5MWp, the solar farm spreads over 30 acres within the Cadland Estate,New Forest. Anesco, who designed and managed the project, says the installation comprises almost 18,000 panels, mounted on 9km of frames using 5,000 groundscrews.

Adrian Pike, Anesco ceo, said: ““With this groundbreaking project we are creating a viable model for sustainable farming, which is vital for the very future of the industry.

“The site at Cadland blends different energy efficiency technologies together to bring the greatest benefit. It is not only helping to reduce emissions but is generating green energy, while creating jobs and long term revenue streams.”

Owner of the Cadland Estate, Aldred Drummond, added: “Through this project we are creating a road map for sustainable farming and demonstrating how the industry can effectively use a combination of innovative technologies and new ways of working.

“Despite extremely challenging weather conditions the project was completed by Anesco safely, efficiently and in record time.”