Green Planet Solar has completed a 42kW solar PV array on a rural farm in Oxfordshire. The Banbury-based farm had long been an advocate of renewable energy technologies and had decided to invest in a solar PV array to generate carbon-free electricity for consumption on-site.

Green Planet Solar placed 168 solar modules arranged in a single array with three strings. The south-facing, 140ft barn houses a purpose built enclosure for three SMA inverters as well as storing fertiliser.

The whole installation was completed in just five days, much to the delight of the client, who said: “I was somewhat sceptical about the promise to complete the installation in such a short period of time, but I needn’t have been. The fitting teams were hard working, dedicated and knowledgeable and I was impressed by the level of professionalism and the quality of the installation which was finished to a high standard.”

Green Planet Solar estimates that the system will produce over 36,000kWh per year and will save over 19 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. The system is expected to have paid for itself in 8-10 years and will go on to make a very healthy return over the tariff's 25-year lifespan.