Forster Group becomes approved agricultural solar supplier for NFU Energy. Image: Forster Group.

Forster Group has become the approved supplier of solar and associated roofing services to the agriculture sector for NFU Energy.

NFU Energy, a firm that provides energy solutions for the agricultural and horticultural industries, aims to support the integration of renewable technologies to the UK agriculture industry.

Solar can also be utilised to revitalise farming land. This can be achieved by installing ground-mount solar panels for a several years, which gives the ground an opportunity to return to its optimal level of fertility whilst giving farming communities the opportunity to make money.

Commenting on the partnership, John Forster, chair of Forster Group, said: “By partnering with NFU Energy we now have the opportunity to deliver our services to even more customers. We’re looking forward to working together to achieve a common goal of helping consumers take more control of their own renewable energy future.

“Generating your own electricity from solar allows you to accurately forecast your long-term energy costs, reducing your need to purchase power from energy suppliers and helping you absorb the shocks of spiralling energy prices.

“Farm buildings particularly with large, un-shaded roofs typically present ideal conditions for generating electricity through the sun’s energy. Our highly experienced engineers, designers, roofing and electrical specialists offer farmers expert advice on everything from design, planning, and delivery, to support, maintenance and aftercare. This applies to completely new solar installations, upgrades, or add-ons to existing systems.”