Bourne Park Industrial Estate in West Dorset has had more than 1,000 solar panels installed on farmland adjacent to the estate. The solar panels are expected to produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 households every year, significantly reducing the industrial estate’s carbon footprint.

In just four weeks, Devon-based Anesco was able to install a total of 1,076 solar panels on farmland at a site in Piddlehinton, Dorset. The ‘green’ power station can generate up to 250 kilowatts of energy, and will generate around 250,000kWh per year.

The solar project covers an area of two acres and will help power another renewable technology on-site. An anerobic digestion facility sited next to the station will draw from the array to break down manure and other material that will create sustainable biogas.

Adrian Pike, CEO of energy solutions company Anesco, who installed the panels, told the Dorset Echo: “We have been able to make radical changes to how Bourne Park uses energy, by creating sustainable solutions for the future, which is a great achievement and one we’re very proud of.”

Mark Simon, Managing Director of Farm Power, who commissioned the project, said: “The project at Bourne Park is a perfect example of how renewable technologies can be effectively used together.”

“I am very pleased to have worked with Anesco on this project. They have once again demonstrated their effectiveness and efficiency in developing renewable energy projects, while also delivering on time and budget. This has been a very successful installation and I look forward to working them on other opportunities in the future.”