Site – Chicken Farm

Location – Shropshire

Technology – Solar and Battery Storage

Output – 220kwp / 250kwh

Following on from the success of our previous system. BU Energy Solutions were commissioned to produce a Solar system for another chicken farm. This time adding lithium-ion battery storage into the mix.

Again managing the process from design through to install and commissioning, BU Energy have installed just over 1000 panels across 3 separate buildings. 2 roofs of 110kwp each feed into a 100kw / 250kwh hybrid lithium-ion battery storage container. A separate roof of 120kwp feeds into 3 x 40kw inverters.

Using this set up the farm can maximise the onsite use of solar generation, whilst storing any excess energy in the battery system, to use at night or when the weather is poor.

Another key advantage of battery storage is the ability to used stored power at times when the farm would ordinarily be paying peak rate charges. Know as ‘peak-shaving,’ in this case it would facilitate potential savings of £2k per month just through avoidance of these peak periods. The battery also offers a direct secondary revenue stream. Known as Demand Side Response (DSR), this works by offering spare capacity to either feed or store from the grid.

The solar was installed in November 2020 with the battery due onsite early 2021. Watch this space for performance updates.