Radford Semele Solar Farm was given approval by Stratford-on-Avon Council planning committee on 25th November 2015 and construction of the first 5MW began in the new year. The solar farm was built and will be maintained by Anesco Ltd.
Now fully operational, the first stage of the Radford Semele Solar Farm produces enough energy to power over 1,350 homes per annum and in doing so will displace 1.9 million kilograms of carbon emissions per year.
Status: (First stage) Operational
Operated by: Anesco Ltd
Plant rating: (First stage) 4.992 MWp-DC
Annual electricity generation: (First stage) 4,230 MWh of electricity per annum – enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of approximately 1,350 homes each year.
Carbon dioxide abatement: The solar farm will take around 10 months to ‘pay back’ the energy associated with the manufacturing, transport and construction of its various components. For the remaining 24 years and 2 months the first stage will avoid approximately 1,900 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being emitted per annum.
Area of perimeter fencing: (First stage) 7.2 hectares
Solar panels: Silvantis F-Series
Inverters: Bonfiglioli RPS
Local Planning Authority: Stratford-on-Avon Council