The UK’s fastest growing solar power company EOS Energy are putting the finish touches to a £3 million array of photovoltaic cells at Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay, Cornwall.
The Warwickshire based company has been busy installing over 5000 units spread over 10 acres of land in recent weeks. At 1.15mw, this will be the largest array of solar panels installed under the Feed In Tariff (FiT) system. The operation has been vastly speeded up using the company’s innovative BritSol mounting system. Managing Director Gary Summers said “the speed of installation has been phenomenal, at peak our engineers have been installing an incredible 1000 solar panels per day.”
To put the size of the project into perspective, the BritSol mounting system consists of 71000kg of aluminium – the equivalent of nearly 5 million empty coke cans!!
Hendra is one of the largest holiday parks in the South West, providing accommodation for up to 4000 holiday makers at any one time, in fact 2 5 % of people visiting Newquay stay at Hendra. The forward thinking holiday park is aiming to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels by 50%. Hendra’s current on site electricity consumption is over 1.5GW per year, with EOS panels installed their energy usage could now be cut by up to 50% – the equivalent of 400 residential homes!
The Holiday Park also plan to use the solar PV installation as a free educational resource for schools and they hope use the energy savings to provide electrical vehicle charging points for free on site use by the public; part of a wider community investment in sustainable transport infrastructure.
For more info visit www.eosenergy.co.uk