Fledgling renewable energy solutions provider, Going Solar, has signed a million pound contract to install one of the UK’s largest solar power projects to date. The Midlands-based company beat off fierce competition to snare the deal, which could generate enough power to supply over 100 homes.

The project, which involves fitting approximately 2,200 photovoltaic panels on a series of warehouse roofs in Ipswich, Suffolk, will span 1.1 acres. Work is due to begin in February for completion in early March. Once complete, the system is expected to generate up to 500kW, enough power to supply more than 100 homes.

The company, from Neen Sollars, Worcestershire, and headed by directors Charles Houston and Andy Perkins, made the best impression during the competitive tender process organised by a London-based renewable energy developer.

“Although Going Solar is only a relatively new business, the developer was not only won over by our know-how and desire to deliver a successful project, but also by our impressive track record of customer satisfaction,” said Charles Houston.

“We’re delighted to have been selected for this project, especially as large solar PV is new to the UK. Although it will be our largest contract to date, we’re confident that we’ve the right approach and expertise to meet the challenges of this vast installation,” he added.

“You just have to look at the devastating consequences of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico to see that the future must lie in the clean, ever-lasting and safe energy that hits the Earth’s surface from the sun in such abundance. If we could capture just 40 minutes’ worth of it, then that would be more than enough to meet the world’s energy consumption in a year,” concluded Houston.