In the past three years we have constructed systems to generate around 170 Megawatts of energy – which is enough to power about 22,000 homes.
Recent projects have included the following significant sites:
|Manor Farm,||West Sussex||5 MW|
|Ferry Farm 1 & 2,||West Sussex||10 MW|
|Blackfriars Bridge,||London||1 MW|
|Braydon Manor||Wiltshire||9 MW|
|Chalcroft Farm||Hampshire||6.8 MW|
|Chittering Farm,||Cambridgeshire||6.4 MW|
|Chittering Farm Extension||Cambridgeshire||6.3 MW|
|Dunsfold Park,||Surrey||2 MW|
|Hardingham Solar Farm,||Norfolk||15 MW|
|Hardingham Extension||Norfolk||5.4 MW|
|Hill Farm||Oxford||15 MW|
|Horam Solar Farm||East Sussex||2.6 MW|
|Howberry Business Park||Oxfordshire||750 KW|
|Parkwall Farm||Somerset||5 MW|
|Saxley Farm||Hampshire||5.8 MW|
|Tangmere||West Sussex||5 MW|
|Turves Farm||Cambridgeshire||1.2 MW|
|West Solent Cooperative||Hampshire||2.4 MW|
Southwick Solar Farm
Arun are proud to have been involved with one of the largest solar ground mounts constructed in the UK in 2015.
In September 2014, our Client Solarcentury instructed us to start works on the Southwick Solar Farm site in Hampshire. The project was extremely challenging as the programme was tight and we had the winter months ahead.
- 174,702 PV modules installed.
- 1339 invertor
- 21 sub stations
- 1.2 million metres of DC cable.
Regardless of the challenges- the project was connected on time.
Blackfriars Bridge London
Arun was proud and privilaged to be a part of one of the most prestigious and visual Solar PV roofmount installations in the UK. Under the instruction and direction of our client Solarcentury, we installed 4,400 Solar PV panels on the rooftop of Blackfriars Bridge which spans the River Thames.
Blackfriars is now one of the worlds largest solar powered bridge, providing over 50% of the stations energy.
Solar energy for Kenyan rosegrowers
Working in conjunction with Azimuth power, a 72 kw system has been installed on the roof of the packing shed of the Uhuru Flower Farm near Nanyuki in Kenya. Situated 270 km from Nairobi, on the Northern slopes of Mount Kenya, the site is 2600 metres above sea level and just a few kilometres from the equator. This makes it a prime location for the growing of roses due to the consistent all-year climate and altitude – it is one of the highest rose farms in the world.
Arun Construction are currently involved in the procurement and construction of further projects with Azimuth in Africa, including a 100kw ground mount in Timaflor and a 30 kw roof mount in Kitumbi.
Near Cranleigh is perhaps best known as home to BBC’s Top Gear race track, but it is also the first business park in Surrey to be powered entirely by ‘green energy’. 8,500 solar panels were installed which will produce up to 2MW, equivalent to the energy needed to power approximately 670 homes. The site is also one of the few in the UK to be fitted with an automated power limiting device.
Sits on a 40 acre site near Southampton in Hampshire. The 6.4 MW panel infrastructure layout is designed to provide wide grassy avenues between the rows, an approach that enables diversification by utilising only 30% of the land area and allowing small livestock grazing or wildflower planting. The site still produces enough electricity to power over 2000 homes.
Owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy and instructed by SolarCentury the 6.4 MW site was built in conjunction with Littlewood Renewables, and provides approximately 70% of electricity to the Amey Cespa Mechanical Biological Treatment plant, situated 3Km away.
The system comprises of approximately 20500 solar modules and is coupled to a series of inverters.
Evios Energy provided the mechanical installation of all the piles, framework and around 25000 modules totalling 6.3MW. Arun Construction prides itself in having built this project in less than 6 weeks. The park was connected to the grid and turned on before the ROC and FiT reduction at the end of March 2013.
The 5MW Parkwall Solar Farm project was built during some of the worst weather in recent years. Under the instruction of our client, SolarCentury, around 25000 modules were installed on a Hill & Smith framing system by Littlewood Renewables.
Arun Construction was contracted by Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company, to erect 3000 solar panels at Howbery Business Park in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. This was the first large ground mount system to feed into the national grid and generates 750 KW electricity – equivalent to that needed to power more than 200 homes, thereby saving 350 tonnes of CO2 entering the environment.
Howbery Business Park companies specialise in engineering, environmental and water research and development. The site is one of only a few business parks in the UK where occupiers are able to secure a direct electrical supply from a solar array. The panels generate up to 682 MWh a year from solar energy, which represents receives a quarter of the Park’s electricity needs.
The Wheal Jane solar farm near Truro has been developed on 7.2 acres of contaminated industrial land which was formally the site of a Cornish tin mine. Solarcentury chose Arun Construction to handle the installation. The 1.2 megawatt scheme is Britain’s biggest of its type, using over 5,600 photovoltaic panels which are able to power 430 local homes. The £4.2m project is part of a wider scheme to turn the old mine site into a business park using energy from solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal sources.
Turves Solar Farm is a 5MW project that was started in November 2012 and construction staff had to endure harsh winter conditions. Around 24900 modules were installed by Evios Energy, and it was the first park to be built using the new Hilti single pile system and PowerOne central inverters. The solar panels are mounted on south facing, low profile frames which project only 2.2 metres above ground level. The piled installation means that the land can be easily restored back to full agricultural use in the future. The panel rows are positioned 8 metres apart, which allows hay cultivation or livestock grazing in between and also minimises overshadowing.