Anesco, one of the UK’s leading solar developers, successfully powered up 28 new solar farms ahead of the 31 March 2017 deadline for Renewable Obligations Certificates (ROCs) at 1.2/MWh.
The installations, all based in England, have seen the company’s portfolio grow to a milestone 101 sites, with a capacity of 480MW – enough to power 137,000 homes annually and with a combined carbon saving of 222,622 tonnes.
They will be maintained by Anesco’s operation and maintenance service, AnescoMeter. The system currently monitors over 21,500 renewable assets, ensuring they continue to generate at their optimum capacity.
Steve Shine, Anesco executive chairman commented: “Successfully designing, constructing and connecting over hundred solar farms is a fantastic milestone to have reached. It is a great moment in the history of the company and our thanks go to the whole team, who worked tirelessly to make it happen.
“As the latest sites were completed ahead of the ROC deadline, we were able to secure the maximum yield for our customers and will now be maintaining them to ensure they continue to operate effectively for the lifetime of the projects.”
Alongside its solar arm, Anesco continues to lead the way in energy storage. Since installing the UK’s first utility scale battery unit in September 2014, the company now has 20 operational energy storage sites totalling 18.9MW currently installed, an additional 65MW under development, 185MW to be entered into the capacity market in August and a further pipeline of 100MW.
According to Steve, energy storage continues to be a key focus of the company moving forward.
He added: “Energy storage has great potential to help stabilise the grid and make sure the maximum benefit is being reaped from solar and other renewable generation systems. It’s an exciting, fast-growth area and we’re delighted to be leading the field and making it a viable model for our customers.”
Anesco, based in Reading, is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world. Its specialist team works with a range of clients managing the funding, development, operation and maintenance of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. To date the technologies Anesco has deployed are generating over 1GW of renewable energy.