The second site was Firsland Park Estate, and even though it was in the middle of an expansion programme, the NWT Team were able to quickly identify suitable space for a further 90 kilowatt-peak array, consisting of 360 individual modules.
With the National Planning Policy Framework firmly in favour of sustainable development, there is no requirement for planning applications to install PV on commercial property. Once the correct lease documentation was in place, they were able to begin construction rapidly and start generating electricity on site within a month.
The installation generates 89,250kWh per annum, which equates to 55% of the energy used onsite. This saves £2945 annually on electricity bought from the grid. The site is now owned by NWT Energy.