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Chicken Farmer Installs a £1.2 Million Pound Solar Panel System

One of the largest solar projects in the UK has been installed on a chicken farm in the Midlands, at a cost £1.2m.

Over 2,300 solar panels were installed on the roof of two massive building belonging to poultry farmer Edward Davies during the project, which stretched a distance of 210metres in total.

The plan includes a one hundred and fifty metre long ground array of 1,200 panels installed on the farm also.

Andy Boroughs, managing director of Organic Energy, who managed the project, said that it was one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in the UK.

“The Ludlow site is the single biggest installation ever created in Shropshire and we believe the Powys array is probably the largest in Mid Wales too,” he said.

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Variations to the UK Government Solar Tariffs

With almost all of the renewable energy sources tariffs last for 20 years, with the exception of Solar PV which is 25 years.

Is the tariff fixed and guaranteed for the entirety of the period?

Yes – once the start any given tariff, it is guaranteed for the full period shown above and is index linked.

What does index linked mean?

Each year a set level of generation and export tariffs will be adjusted pro-rate to the retail price index. The tariffs administrators will publish the updated tariff levels prior to the budget on the 1st of April each year.

Do the tariffs ever change?

Agreed systems tariffs will only change with the index-linking above.

Looking forward systems not yet registered tariff levels might change at the first review.

How long does the scheme last?

The incentive scheme is open to new installations until the end of March 2021 and so long as the UK is on target for its target mark of 15% renewable energy creation by 2020 this is likely to stand.

In theory a PV installation registered sometime in early 2021 will still be valid and receive tariffs until the 31st of March 2046.