Solar

Eco Sustainable Solutions Solar

Eco are committed to the provision of renewable energy from various sources. We are delighted that the Chapel Lane solar farm is now meeting the electricity needs of 60,000 homes in Bournemouth. 

Since 2013, Eco have been working to develop a number of Solar Power installations close to the main site at Parley. To date, this has resulted in two major developments which now form the largest spread of solar panels in the UK, totalling some 380 acres.

The sites will operate for 25 years and have proved something locals, Eco and Dorset can be justifiably proud of.

Eco developed the project and saw it through to completion until Spring 2016, when all 5 solar farms were sold on to various developers in the renewable energy sector.

Our Process

Solar Energy is facinating stuff! We've explained the process in some detail below:

1. The solar farm works by using photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert sunlight into electricity. The process is both physical and chemical and involves the crystallising of atoms in order to create an electric current.

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2. The processes involved use a clean and sustainable energy technology, which uses the planets most widely distributed and plentiful renewable energy source – the sun.

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3. The panels are mounted on the ground on racks at a 30 degree angle. The heights range from 2ft7ins and 9ft6ins and this ensures that the land can still be used for agriculture - particularly grazing.

End Results

The renewable energy supplied by this project has been recieved well in Dorset.

The sites use high yield panels to deliver over 70MW of solar generation when running at peak.

This provides the power requirements for around 27,000 houses, which equals the annual power needs of around 30% of Bournemouth.

Additional Info

  • The area of the Solar farm is equivalent to 5,000 tennis courts or 175 football pitches and the site is now the largest in the UK!
  • The solar farm has the ability to generate 51.3 megawatts of green (low carbon) electricity with the second largest UK solar farm generating 48 megawatts.

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Trelawney Dampney (Managing Director) added:

"We managed to achieve the solar farm with minimal disruption to our neighbours, while still keeping the land for sheep grazing.

I am very proud that our vision to create a solar farm providing clean, green energy has been realised.”

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