UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar project unveiled

UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar project unveiled

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[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar project unveiled 15MWp solar park will power the UK’s first carbon-negative business park BSR EPC has been selected by WolfeWare to deliver a fully-wrapped engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar park. Construction of the planned 15MWp site at Westcott Venture Park is set to start this summer. The project will make the site, which is owned by Rockspring, the country’s first carbon-negative business park. Once built, the park will be connected by BSR Connect and BSR O&M expect to be appointed to operate and maintain the park. “Unsubsidised solar is still in the early stages of development but our integrated delivery model gives us a head-start in delivering this and future projects,” said Managing…
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BSR EPC constructs one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities

BSR EPC constructs one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]BSR EPC constructs one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities Flagship project, Stocking Pelham capable of delivering more than 60MVA of power BSR EPC completed construction of the 49.99MW battery storage project in December 2017, in under six months, following selection by SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH (SMA), a fully owned subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG specialised in large scale battery storage projects. The project is located near Bishop’s Stortford and was originally conceived by Statera Energy, a developer of flexible electricity generation and storage capacity, who own and operate this site. The project was recently re-financed, making it not only the largest constructed battery storage facility in the UK but also a first for UK large-scale battery storage…
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BSR agrees deal with Mongoose Energy to manage 50MW community solar portfolio

BSR agrees deal with Mongoose Energy to manage 50MW community solar portfolio

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]BSR agrees deal with Mongoose Energy to manage 50MW community solar portfolio Partnership with UK’s largest manager of community-owned renewable energy assets paves way for growth in sector BSR has signed a ‘first of its kind’ deal with Mongoose Energy, the UK’s largest manager of community-owned renewable energy assets, to manage a 50MW portfolio of 14 solar parks, the companies announced today. This is the first solar operations and maintenance (O&M) deal to span a number of community projects. The five-year agreement covers solar parks owned by community organisations; once the on-boarding is complete, BSR will manage a 586MW solar portfolio across 64 sites. Dan Kingscote, Performance and Operations Manager, Mongoose Energy said: “It is vital for Mongoose and our…
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BSR Group appoints new O&M Director

BSR Group appoints new O&M Director

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]BSR Group appoints new O&M Director BSR Group, the leading service provider to the low carbon energy industry, has appointed a new Operations and Management (O&M) Director. Matthew Harnack joins BSR from a string of leadership positions and brings a wide ranging skillset in the sector from commercial strategy and business planning to business development and performance optimisation. “We are delighted that Matthew will be joining us to lead the future growth of our O&M business. His appointment further strengthens our highly experienced operational team with proven commercial and strategic leadership,” said Graham Harding, MD and CFO of BSR Group. Harnack has more than 20 years’ relevant industry experience having previously served as Director of Sustainable Energy at the New…
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British Solar Renewables Ltd signs power purchase agreement with Shell Energy Europe Ltd for the largest solar park in England

British Solar Renewables Ltd signs power purchase agreement with Shell Energy Europe Ltd for the largest solar park in England

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]British Solar Renewables Ltd signs power purchase agreement with Shell Energy Europe Ltd for the largest solar park in England British Solar Renewables Ltd (BSR) has agreed a five-year offtake agreement with Shell Energy Europe Ltd, a major European integrated energy marketing and trading company, for the renewable power generated from the Bradenstoke solar power plant – the largest in England and the second largest in the UK. The Bradenstoke solar power plant is asset managed and operated by BSR and is owned by Siem Europe SARL. The plant consists of 269,000 panels, has a 69.8MW peak capacity and a 50MW AC export capacity and covers 213 acres of the former RAF Lyneham. On an annual basis, it generates approximately…
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BSR chosen to manage pioneering community solar park

BSR chosen to manage pioneering community solar park

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_1115" align="alignleft" width="300"] Westmill Solar farm AGM 2013[/caption] BSR chosen to manage pioneering community solar park Westmill takes BSR’s portfolio of solar under management to 536MW BSR, the leading low carbon service provider, has been appointed to manage Westmill Solar Park, the pioneering community-owned solar project, the companies announced today. Westmill, near Watchfield, Oxfordshire, was the first community-owned solar park in the UK and the world’s largest when it launched. The co-operative chose BSR to manage the 5MW project following a competitive tender, and the contract began this month, when BSR initiated a thorough review of the plant to optimise performance. Martin Allman, Director at Westmill Solar Co-operative, says: “We are delighted to have BSR working with us…
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Burglars caught at BSR-managed solar farm

Burglars caught at BSR-managed solar farm

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright 2017 Google Maps[/caption] Quick thinking from British Solar Renewables’ (BSR) Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team helped catch several burglars attempting to steal solar panels from a site they manage. On the afternoon of 2nd November, alarms and cameras picked up several suspicious-looking people on the site of Overton solar park, a 3.7MW facility in Overton, Hampshire. BSR’s O&M team was alerted, and called the landowner and subcontractors, confirming that they did not have any people on site.   BSR technicians suspected that the intruders were scoping out the park for a break-in. Later that evening, these suspicions were confirmed when several people broke into the park, stealing 35-40 solar panels. The security team called…
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BSR Group managing community-owned solar park

BSR Group managing community-owned solar park

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] BSR Group managing community-owned solar park The community of Wedmore in Somerset owns its own 1MW solar park which generates a large proportion of its electricity needs from the 4,000 solar panels. British Solar Renewables (BSR) O&M team, a key division of the BSR Group, operates and manages the solar park as part of a scheme which has brought huge benefits to the local community. In 2016, BSR O&M was selected to operate and manage the park. Wedmore Community Power Co-operative Chairman Steve Mewes said: “The service we have received from BSR O&M from the beginning has been impeccable. The company is quick to respond to queries, deals sensitively with our landlords, and maintains our facilities to a very…
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BSR Group welcomes alliance to push forward low-carbon smart power

BSR Group welcomes alliance to push forward low-carbon smart power

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]BSR Group welcomes alliance to push forward low-carbon smart power A new pan-industry campaign, announced yesterday, will help the UK rapidly decarbonise its electricity supply. The Smart Power Industries Alliance (SPIA) is working towards a ‘smart energy pathway’ for the UK that will put consumers at the heart of energy policy and that create new markets for new technologies and services. Mark Hollands, Head of Energy Strategy at British Solar Renewables (BSR) Group said: “The BSR Group welcomes this industry wide collaboration as a positive and necessary step towards achieving a cohesive smart electricity network. As developers, builders, managers and operators of distributed and smart technology the BSR Group will form part of the vanguard of this movement, both at…
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New sales give BSR strong platform to grow business supporting growth of solar and storage

New sales give BSR strong platform to grow business supporting growth of solar and storage

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503076690408{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1503076555676{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Latest News [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]New sales give BSR strong platform to grow business supporting growth of solar and storage Group will manage 465MW portfolio of 48 solar farms after NextEnergy deal BSR Group has sold four solar parks to NextEnergy Solar Fund and will now manage them within its 465MW portfolio of UK solar generation, the company announced today as it released strong financial results. In the year to June 30th, 2017, BSR converted net liabilities of £10.4 million to net assets of £9.9 million through a strong financial performance. The sales further strengthen that position, leaving the group well positioned to drive forward its business in the UK and internationally building, connecting and managing solar and energy storage assets. BSR built and connected…
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