Trevaskis Farm

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Location: Trevaskis Farm, Cornwall
Panels 146
kW 40.28
Tonnes of CO2 21.26

Pick your own fruit’ farm’s ground-mounted solar uses farm’s free land

Solar panels help keep energy local and reduce environmental impact

A Cornish ‘pick your own’ farm, set amidst 28 acres of beautiful countryside, is making even more of its natural resources after SunGift Energy designed and installed a 40 kWp ground-mounted solar PV system on an area of the farm’s free land.

Trevaskis Farm, which grows and sells more than 70 different fruits, was looking for a sustainable-energy solution that would reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and help power its restaurant and farm shop.

Sustainable electricity produced ‘on their doorstep’

“The solar PV system is a marvellous addition to the farm,” said SunGift’s Gareth Walton. “Trevaskis Farm prides itself on keeping its environmental impact to a minimum and most of its produce travels less than a mile from the fields to its shop and restaurant. This system means that much of its electricity is be produced on its doorstep too.”

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After applying for planning permission Trevaskis Farm approached SunGift Energy, which had been recommended to them by accountants Francis Clark. SunGift completed a full onsite survey and provided the business with a bespoke design, detailing all the work that would be carried out. SunGift also helped future-proof the installation by laying additional cable, enabling Trevaskis Farm to add another solar PV system in the future. SunGift also used industry-leading PV Sol software to show that the panels would generate more than 40,000 kWh of electricity each year.

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