If you own 80+ acres of flat land with natural screening in the form of hedgerows or trees and are within 5km of a substation, please provide your details below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Elgin Energy's portfolio
Elgin Energy has a 98% success rate in planning applications. As of 2022, Elgin Energy has successfully obtained planning permission for 1GW+ across more than 60 projects. A further 120 projects are at late stages of development across the UK, Ireland and Australia totalling 6GW solar + 3GW storage
At Elgin Energy, the long-term nature of infrastructural development requires extensive research and time in order to identify the right opportunities. Landowners are an integral part of each project. We build relationships with them founded on trust and respect and work together to develop sustainable projects. Elgin Energy has delivered operational solar farms in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland with an output of more than 230MW.
Large landholdings (80+ acres)
The first and most important factor in determining the location of a solar farm is access to and capacity on the electricity grid. Ideally projects will be located within 5km of a substation that has capacity. For UK & Australian sites, overhead lines passing through the site are useful too.
Elgin Energy is identifying sites that are 80 acres or larger for solar farms.
Installation in Ireland and the UK is very quick. The largest solar farm in Northern Ireland, Bann Road, 46MW covering 180 acres was installed and energised in four months. Installation in Australia can take longer due to harsher ground conditions and larger project size.
There is no permanent lighting on site across our solar farms. For health & safety reasons, there will be temporary task lighting on site during standard working hours.
The only moving parts on UK & Irish solar farms are the fans in the inverter station. The fan within the inverter is the same size and rating of a fan that is found in most domestic bathrooms. For Australian sites, trackers may be installed. These are additional moving parts emitting a low noise.
Solar PV is now the fastest growing, and easiest to deploy, renewable energy globally.