A 1MW Subsidy-Free Solar Farm at Cranfield Airfield Powering University
35 Fronius Eco and Symo inverters have been installed in this 1MW solar farm supplying the postgraduate and research-based university with all its generated electricity. The zero exportsolar project, which also integrates with the existing CHP (combined heat and power) unit on site, will provide around 5% of the energy requirements of the University and contributes towards the longterm sustainable and clean energy goals of this education establishment.
Additional to providing both financial and carbon savings, the 1MW site provides a key renewable energy research facility forits students. Providing opportunities to use industrial-scale facilitates for education and training support is something for which Cranfield already has an impressive reputation.
Damian Baker, Managing Director at RenEnergy remarked, “We decided to use Fronius for the Cranfield project for three basic reasons: Number one is the performance and quality. Secondly, the diversified business behind the product minimises any ongoing operational risk and lastly as a Fronius Service Partner, the partnership we have with Fronius means we can provide the best possible back-up for both the monitoring and operational side of the project.”
|Size of installation||1 MW|
|System type||Field installation|
|Inverters||35 Fronius Symo & Eco|
|Annual yield||1,028 MWh|
|CO2 savings / year||308 to|
|Special feature||Zero feed-in|