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Solar energy is the most abundant form of energy on our planet (even in Britain!), and with advances in technology rapidly reducing the cost of solar panels, solar electricity is rapidly becoming one of the lowest cost sources of electricity available.

Once solar panels are installed in one of our solar farms, they generate free electricity with almost no noise or maintenance for decades, with minimum system life expectancies in excess of 25 years.

Solafields is a British developer, constructor, owner and operator of large scale solar farm projects in the UK.

Land Rental

Our vision is to develop solar farm projects which are suitably located, sensitively designed, and which provide excellent returns for landowners and investors. We enter into long term leases with landowners, for premium land rental prices for good sites. In many cases we will also be able to supply low cost electricity locally from our solar farms. We are looking for sites of 20-100 acres close to power lines.

Ingham North solar farm public exhibition Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Our proposed solar farm north of Ingham would generate up to 13MW of electricity to feed directly into the local electrical grid network, generating enough renewable electricity to power up to 3,900 average UK homes. The solar farm would save up to 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum, or 180,000 tonnes over the proposed […]

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Bishop’s Waltham planning application submitted

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Following on from the public exhibition held in November 2014, we have recently submitted a planning application to Winchester District Council for a solar farm at land west of the B2177 Winchester Road between Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham Chase. As a result of feedback received at the consultation, we have made substantial number of amendments […]

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Castle Combe and Horam solar farms both make the March deadline

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Solafields’ projects at Castle Combe (16MW) and Horam (8MW) both successfully commissioned on time to make the deadline for the last Renewables Obligation projects before the market fully moves to the new Contracts for Differences. The construction teams from vogt and Dragon Infrastructure both did an amazing job getting complex construction and lengthy cable routes […]

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Baker’s Farm commissioned

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Our 12MW solar farm at Baker’s Farm, Sidlesham, successfully commissioned in mid-March, well ahead of the month end deadline. Landscaping works are now being completed and the awards for the commmunity benefit fund will shortly be notified.

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New solar farm proposed near Bishop’s Waltham

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Proposal The proposed solar farm would generate up to 15MW of electricity to feed directly into the local electrical grid network, generating enough renewable electricity to power around 4,545 average households. The solar farm would save up to 6,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. Site and Location The proposed site is approximately 20 hectares/ […]

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UK’s largest solar farm commissioned

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On 12th September 2014 the 37.8 MWp Crundale Solar Farm in Pembrokeshire began to generate renewable energy. Construction of the project was completed in only eight weeks. The project is a joint development between ib vogt GmbH and Solafields Ltd. and is currently the largest operating solar farm in the UK. The 37.8 MWp solar […]

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Greg Barker steps down as Energy Minister

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Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker MP, has resigned from his post while energy minister Michael Fallon has been moved on to head up the ministry of defence, and environment secretary Owen Paterson has been sacked. The moves come as part of a major reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday […]

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Government claims that 1GW of solar will be £243 million cheaper under CfDs

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Government claims that 1GW of solar under the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism will be £243 million cheaper than under the previous Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme. The figures make the case for the government’s current proposals to remove all RO support for solar over 5MW from April 2015, a move that the Department of […]

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DECC consults to remove solar from the Renewables Obligation

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it is planning on removing support for solar under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme from 1 April 2015. The consultation begins on 13th May 2014. In a consultation published 13th May 2014, DECC has outlined plans to entirely remove financial solar support under the […]

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UK Government launches solar strategy

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Plans to turn the Government estate as well as factories, supermarkets and car parks into “solar hubs” have been outlined in a new strategy by Greg Barker today. UK solar strategy Plans to turn the Government estate as well as factories, supermarkets and car parks into “solar hubs” have been outlined in a new strategy […]

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