Wilburton Solar Farm
With our funding partner Light source we developed the largest farm at Mingay farr at the south of Wilburton.
The development of Wilburton Solar Farm involved the installation of 21,700 solar panels, required to generate 5 megawatts of electricity. This provides enough renewable energy to supply over 1,200 households, or in local terms, enough electricity for the houses in Wilburton, Aldreth and half of Haddenham. The scheme will save over 55,000 tonnes of CO2 over a 25 year period compared to conventional energy generation.
The panels are supported on frames facing south arranged in rows running across the field and angled to optimize the solar irridation, converting this light into electricity. The panels are low profile at 2.2 meters high with natural screening. Each panel is tilted at an angle of 25 degrees from the horizontal to maximise efficiency.
As part of our commitment to renewable education we installed 4km of solar pv on Wilburton primary school. We also built an amphitheatre on site for children to view the solar farm from.