Southam Solar Farm.

Southam Solar Farm is located near Bishops Itchington South Warwickshire. The planning application was given approval by Stratford-on-Avon District Council on November 27th 2014 and construction began at the end of the year. The solar farm was co-developed with Big60Million and was built and will be maintained by BELECTRIC UK.

Now fully operational, Southam Solar Farm produces enough energy to power over 3,000 houses and In doing so will displace 4 million kilograms of carbon emissions per year.

Status: Operational

Development Partners: BELECTRIC UK / Big60Million

Plant rating: 10.388 MWp-DC

Annual electricity generation: 9,785 MWh of electricity per annum1 – enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of approximately 2,965 homes each year.

Area of perimeter fencing: 24.0 hectares

Solar panels: First Solar FS Series 3 Black PV Module (Nominal Power +/-5% = 100W)

Inverters: SMA

Local Planning Authority: Stratford-upon-Avon District Council

Environmental benefits: 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 it will avoid approximately 4,208 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being emitted per annum3.