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JPCS delivers solar foundation system

JPCS has provided the foundation for the UK’s largest ground mounted solar farms made up of 18,000 solar panels.

Working in partnership with leading energy efficiency solution company Anesco the ground mounted solar PV construction company JPCS, supplied 4,760 Groundscrews to the 5 MWp solar project on the Cadland Estate in Hampshire.

This landmark 30 acre project will generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.

JPCS installed its sustainable foundations system, Groundscrew, to secure18,000 solar panels in just four weeks.

Steve Helliwell, director at JPCS said: “Our system removes the need for excavation and concreting. Where you would usually cast small concrete pads, Groundscrew can be used instead.

“This came as a real benefit for the project as installation took place during the wettest June on record since 1910.

“The whole project would have been held up if installers had to wait for dry weather to pour the concrete. Using Groundscrew meant we could complete the project on schedule.”

Adrian Pike, CEO of Anesco who designed and managed the project, said: “Solar, along with the other technologies we deploy, are all key to creating a sustainable and mixed generation capacity for the UK, which is vital as we tackle the need to reduce carbon emissions.

“The site at Cadland blends different energy efficiency technologies together to bring the greatest benefit. It is not only helping to reduce emissions but is generating green energy, while creating jobs and long term revenue streams.”

Using its exclusive Groundscrew foundation system, Cheshire-based JPCS has pioneered the installation of ground mounted solar panels across the UK.

Since the first trial installation in 2010, the firm has completed more than 20 MWp of solar PV installations and is now the UK’s largest specialist ground mounted solar PV installer.