Field scale solar for businesses from 4 p/kWh
Field scale solar for businesses is potentially the cheapest method of providing electricity, if done at the MW scale, is about £600 per kW. This produces an electricity cost from about 4 p/kWh. If asset finance is used, this does not need to increase as with a PPA which is indexed to inflation.
The high cost of the cable taking the generation from the solar to the business being so high, the business needs to have available land close by.
If there is not sufficient land available onsite, the field scale solar can be done on nearby brown field land or agricultural land nearby with a private wire connecting the solar generation to the business.
MaxGen can help approach neighbouring farmers, and landowners and set up a long-term agreement (25 years +) enabling the provision of large scale solar generation to the business.
Field scale solar is multi purpose and so the land can continue to be grazed by sheep.