Independent renewable energy project developer TGC Renewables has now completed its 1.7MW Newquay-based solar farm and connected it to the National Grid. The Trevemper Farm scheme will provide renewable energy to the National Grid as well as a regular and regular and reliable income for the landowner and the local community.

“Despite the withdrawal of financial incentives and Government support from the sector, TGC’s team has fought against the odds to prove that solar farms are deliverable in the UK,” said Ben Cosh, Managing Director, TGC Renewables.

“The completion of this project reinforces our belief that, with the right level of insight and project management, we can create investment grade solar farms which make use of unproductive agricultural land to help replace the UK’s aging power stations.”

The solar farm will provide a return on investment for the farmer on whose land the site was constructed, while also supplying the local community with financial remuneration through a percentage of the solar feed-in tariff over the next 25 years.

For TGC Renewables, the completion of the Trevemper 12-acre solar project also marks a milestone for the business, as it gears up for future UK clean technology growth. Founded in 2006 and previously known as The Green Company, the new name and brand better reflects its position in the UK renewable sector.