Solar Parks

Transform landscapes sustainably with a solar farm, harnessing clean, renewable energy.

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What is a Commercial Solar Farm?


UNDERSTANDING A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

A solar farm (also known as a solar park) is a solar PV system designed for commercial or utility-scale purposes, typically developed on agricultural land, occasionally referred to as a solar farm.

Developers commonly construct solar parks through long-term (25-year) land lease agreements with farmers or landowners, who receive an inflation-indexed rent for land use.

OPERATION OF A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

After the solar generator meets its performance targets in the initial year of operation, developers typically transfer the lease to a third-party investor, such as a pension fund

Commercial Solar Park Services


Full EPC Service for a commercial Solar Park

Establishing a solar park stands as a highly cost-effective method to generate returns on investment from underutilised or agricultural land.

GB NRG offers a comprehensive Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) service tailored for landowners and developers interested in implementing a solar park. Starting from preliminary feasibility studies and progressing through construction to commissioning and ongoing support, we guarantee expert guidance to maximise your return on investment.

TURNKEY SERVICE

Guiding you throughout the process and ensuring optimal returns on your investment.

  • Conducting site surveys and feasibility studies to evaluate your land’s suitability.
  • Handling full planning applications, including pre-application meetings.
  • Applying for grid connection and assessing connection offers.
  • Designing the solar park system.
  • Executing the solar park installation.
  • Providing monitoring, operations, and maintenance services to ensure you maximize your return.
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Commercial Solar Park


DESIGN + ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

Solar parks have minimal environmental impact and do not necessitate a ‘change of use’ since they receive 25-year temporary planning consent. They can coexist with activities such as grazing sheep or poultry and contribute to set aside land and biodiversity enhancement goals. Additionally, if needed, a solar park can be entirely dismantled without leaving a trace.

DEVELOPERS + INVESTORS FOR A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

GB NRG can assist you in finding a suitable investor to develop a solar farm on your land, managing all the necessary development work on your behalf

Commercial Solar Park Planning


PLANNING CONSENT + GRID CONNECTION FOR A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides substantial support for renewable energy initiatives, and a considerable number of solar park planning applications in the UK have been approved. Nevertheless, the feasibility and expense of connecting to the 11kV or 33kV electricity supply grids play a crucial role in determining site and project viability.

COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK PACKAGE

GB NRG offers flexibility and comprehensive design and planning consultancy services, encompassing pre-application meetings, complete planning applications, preliminary and formal inquiries with the relevant Distribution Network Operator (DNO), and more.

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SMART MONITORING

OPERATIONS + MAINTENANCE FOR A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK


O & M FOR A COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK

Explore our customised services, including remote metering, monitoring, and predictive maintenance, to guarantee peak efficiency for your solar park.

COMMERCIAL SOLAR PARK REMOTE MONITORING

Our remote meter monitoring solution promptly identifies inverter issues or system faults, ensuring continuous operation and preventing long-term financial losses for your solar park.

For additional details, please visit our Operations & Maintenance page

Operations & Maintenance

Why choose us

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INCREASED ENERGY SAVINGS


Experience heightened energy efficiency with our innovative solutions, maximising savings and minimising environmental impact

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SPACE UTILISATION


Optimise your space efficiently for enhanced functionality and productivity

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EASY MAINTENANCE


Simplify maintenance tasks effortlessly with our user-friendly solutions, saving you time and effort

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SCALABILITY


Expand seamlessly with our scalable solutions, adapting to your needs for sustainable growth

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LOWER ROOFTOP STRESS


Reduce rooftop strain with our solutions, ensuring durability and longevity for your structures

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VERSATILITY


Experience limitless adaptability with our versatile solutions, tailored to meet diverse needs with ease

// FAQ

What is a Solar Farm?

A solar farm is a large-scale installation of solar panels, typically covering several acres of land, designed to generate electricity from sunlight.

How are solar parks different from rooftop solar installations?

Solar parks are large-scale installations typically located on open land, while rooftop solar installations are installed on rooftops of buildings or structures. Solar parks have the advantage of utilising larger areas for solar generation and may have lower installation costs per watt compared to rooftop installations.

What factors determine the suitability of land for a solar park?

Factors such as land availability, solar irradiance levels, topography, soil quality, proximity to transmission lines or substations, land ownership, zoning regulations, and environmental considerations (e.g., habitat protection, land use conflicts) influence the suitability of land for a solar park.

What is the process for developing a solar park?

The development process for a solar park typically involves site selection, land acquisition, obtaining permits and approvals, conducting environmental assessments, securing financing, designing the system, procuring equipment, construction, grid connection, and ongoing operation and maintenance.

We’ve enhanced sustainability in the following areas

avalon plastics

890.59kWp

Client: Avalon Plastics

Avalon Plastics partnered with GB NRG to install an impressive 900kW solar PV system at their Glastonbury premises, setting a new standard for sustainable business practices
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banwell farm

7,200.18kWp

Client: Banwell Farm

Banwell was the first ground-mount solar park we developed back in 2014. The project was completed on time and to budget and has been operating successfully ever since
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Bradfords

710.185kWp

Client: Bradfords

Bradfords Building Supplies is an independent family owned builders merchant, trusted by trades and loved by locals since 1770.
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Calleva Nutrition

82kWp

Client: Calleva Nutrition

Holding a prominent position in the nutrition and health supplements industry, renowned for its diverse range of products meticulously crafted to cater to a wide array of health requirements
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Crendon Timber Engineering

1639.09kWp

Client: Crendon Timber Engineering

Crendon Timber Engineering Group partnered with GB NRG to install twelve impressive solar PV systems. Of which include; a 100kW at their East Harling site and a 573kW project.
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Exmoor Ales

50kWp

Client: Exmoor Ales

Founded in 1979, Exmoor Ales is a pioneering microbrewery located in Somerset. Being among the first of its kind, the brewery has gained a reputation for its exceptional brews.
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glosford SIPs

200.88kWp

Client: Glosford Sips

Located in Hereford, Glosford SIPS provides a comprehensive service for structural building envelopes. Their offerings include Kingspan TEK wall and roof panels, along with fully engineered timber floors and internal structural partitions.
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Hedgerow Print

100kWp

Client: Hedgerow Print

Through close collaboration with the CEO, Gary Radford, we meticulously planned and executed the design and installation of a tailor-made solar PV system
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somerset bakehouse

50kWp

Client: Somerset Bakehouse

We are proud to share that we have successfully completed a Solar Project on Somerset Bakehouse delivering top quality solar-solutions to their site, setting a new standard for sustainable business practices
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TMB Patterns

125kWp

Client: TMB Patterns

GB NRG recently installed an impressive 125kW solar PV system on TMB Patterns in Bridgwater, setting a new standard for sustainable business practices
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