Shotwick Solar Park

The Shotwick Effect

The amount of renewable energy (in MWhrs) annually

Tonnes CO2 emissions avoided
Avg. domestic households served each year
Approx. acres of land protected by the solar park

Shotwick Solar Park

At 72.2MWp, Shotwick Solar Park is the largest solar park in the UK and the largest private wire connection in the UK. Located in Deeside, Flintshire, the solar park supports the UPM paper manufacturing plant which operates 24/7 and manufactures 100% recycled paper. The solar park provides circa 60% of the factory’s energy needs which saves UPM circa £800k pa and helps the company maintain its competitive edge within the international market place.

Shotwick land3

Engaged late in the process, BSR brought together a funding partner, panel supplier and completed the construction of the project within a 10 week period.

BSR re-engineered the parks capacity from 45MWp to 72.2MWp, improving the parks production throughout the year and maximising the sites potential.

The Project Management and Commercial teams within BSR worked together to secure a cable route for the project, managing all the necessary legal negotiations and documentation including navigating a railway line, high pressure gas mains and a dual carriageway.

BSR Connect, managed the construction of the 132kV substation and played a pivotal role in re- designing the connection to ensure the 132kV connection could be constructed within a tight deadline, whilst maintaining extremely high safety standards.

SMA Central Inverter
260Wp modules