In order to lower their carbon emissions footprint, Storengy awarded us with the task of designing, developing, and installing a large ground-mounted solar PV system at their site in Northwich. Our expert teams overcame challenging obstacles to produce a high-performing PV system for our client.
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CO2 Saved Over 25 Years
Storengy is a business unit of the ENGIE Group, which is active in natural gas storage, renewable gas production and storage, and the development of geothermal solutions. To meet their carbon reduction goals, the organisation sought a large scale solar system.
Storengy is a business unit of the ENGIE Group, which is active in natural gas storage, renewable gas production and storage, and the development of geothermal solutions.
To meet their carbon reduction goals, the organisation sought a large scale solar system. To help our client achieve their vision, our engineering team designed a 2.25MW ground mounted solar PV system. In order to make the project suit the exact needs of our clients, the project required our team to source and install a bespoke containerised substation. This meant that the most complex part of the project was built in a factory leading to much better quality control procedures than is possible outside in a field.
Prior to installation, our team produced grid applications and made topographical and earthing surveys to ensure that the project could go ahead smoothly. During the development stage our team overcame an obstacle to ensure that the system would meet challenging G100 export limitations.
In addition to this, we were required to ensure that it complied with conditions imposed by Jodrell Bank on the control of Radio Frequency emissions so as not to interfere with Radio Telescope operations.
To reach this system output, the site accommodates 4368 photovoltaic panels fitted to steel lattice framework, which is supported on more than 1,100 driven post foundations. The panels are grouped into ‘tables’ which connect to 11 inverters that convert the DC current generated from sunlight into AC current which then feeds through transformers into the
The large 2.25MW ground mount solar PV system will generate 1,599,282kWh/year (2,181,661kWh without export limitation in
place), of which 73% will be used on site. The installation took around 7 months. Now complete, the system will majorly contribute towards the achievement of Storengy’s carbon reduction goals for their gas storage operations. Furthermore, we’ve future-proofed the site as it has the potential to include additional renewable energy technologies as it
The success of the project demonstrates our team’s commitment and ability to find innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. This will not only inspire similar clients to invest in renewable energy but also demonstrates to the public the possibilities that are available when this technology is utilised effectively.