This important project was a first on such a scale for Europe and for us - a great example of how we always seek to rethink energy.
Having taken into account the particular needs of fruit production, the bespoke mounting structure and panel design we’ve developed will generate enough clean energy to power almost 1,250 homes.
With an eye to the potential presented by other fruit crops, we have also teamed up with Wageningen University (WUR) to run four more test projects which feature berry crops including redcurrants, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
The four projects will help us explore and monitor the effect solar panels have on these fruits. Sensors will monitor the climate under the panels, and we’ll also be monitoring plant health and fruit growth throughout the projects.