Gloucestershire Police are appealing for information after a solar farm had several thousand pounds of equipment stolen from it earlier this week.

Hillhouse Solar Farm on Bristol Road, Cambridge, was broken into between the hours of 9pm Monday 9 March and 9am Tuesday 10 March and had six or seven pallet-loads of solar panels stolen from it.

The site is currently under construction after developers Vogt Solar commenced construction in January this year, and once complete the farm is expected to have a capacity of 28.5MWp.

Gloucestershire Police said the offenders gained entry to the site by removing a stile and part of a fence and believe them to be linked to two individuals spotted going door-to-door in nearby Whitminster attempting to sell solar panels to householders.

In a statement released this afternoon Kim Mowday, Harm Reduction Advisor at Gloucestershire Police, warned against purchasing anything from supposed salespeople turning up unannounced and called upon anyone with information to contact Gloucestershire Police quoting incident number 132.

The first offender is described as white, male and around 30-35 years-old. He was of slim build, with reddish coloured hair and around 5ft 10ins tall. He was scruffy looking, unshaven and was wearing a navy blue v-neck top, light shirt and baggy, loose trousers.

The second offender was also white and male but smarter in appearance. He was around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build with dark hair. He was wearing a grey V-neck jumper and possibly had a welsh accent.

Vogt Solar declined to comment on this story when contacted by Solar Power Portal.