Solar Park at Fields Farm

The land area, located adjacent to an existing solar park, required a connection of 11kV to the local Scottish Power Energy Networks distribution network. To reduce the contestable costs the substation was located as close as possible to the point of connection. We designed and built a sequential breaker to allow this to be achieved.

Solar Park at Fields Farm
Location: Shropshire
Capacity: 3.5MW
Project length: Six months
Client: Lightsource Renewable Energy

Key client benefits

  • Completed on time allowing the client to meet their feed-in tariff deadline.
  • Completed on budget despite challenging off-site cable route along A41 which went through a built-up area, and over a shallow canal bridge.

Project details

The project comprised a 5MW (export) electricity connection to a new solar park. We acted as the Independent Connections Provider and undertook the following scope of services:

  • Construction of the electricity grid connection contestable works. Single 3.5MW teed connection to the SPEN distribution network, 1.2km of 11kV power cabling systems and optical fibre, new substation building with associated switchgear, auxiliary plant, and equipment.
  • Construction of the balance of plant sequential switchgear comprising the installation of 11kV switchgear, substation civil works, and 0.7km of 11kV power cabling systems.