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Case Study:
Cornish Potato Farm

Cornish potato farm reaps the benefits of solar from Mypower

125kWh solar pv installation

Mypower designed and installed agricultural building solar panels for a landlord who owns a large building used for cold storage and packing.

Mypower’s qualified surveyor, Ben Harrison, provided full project management including: the Western Power upgrade and consent to connect, structural survey, Energy Performance Certificate, planning, system design, product procurement and supply, installation, Feed-in-Tariff applications and forms, Power Purchase Agreement to sell surplus power back to grid and liaising with solicitor in connection with matters concerning the sale of power to tenant.

The customer was consulted at every stage but the project was coordinated and driven by Mypower.

Cornish potato farm reaps the benefits of solar from Mypower

Key Facts and predictions

  • 124.8kWh (520 REC panels) - supplied and installed by Mypower.

  • 123,850kWh - electricity produced per annum (prediction from PV Sol typically conservative by 2-10%).                                              

Returns before Annual Investment Allowance benefits and running costs

  • 15.1% - landlord first year return on capital - payback 7.1 years.

  • £695,000 plus - projected total income and savings over 20 years.

  • 25 to 40 years - anticipated system life.

Cornish Potato Farm

Ongoing maintenance and running costs excluding finance:

Insurance: £300 pa
Panel clean: £600 pa
Metering costs: £75 pa
Inverter replacements: £365 pa
Total: £1,240 pa

Exceeding projections

Over 12 months the system produced 4.9% more electricity than predicted, continuing to keep income ahead of the budgeted figures.


Cornish Potato Farm

“I didn’t believe it was going to be so straight forward and involve so little of my time. All I had to do was listen, take advice from my accountant and sign the cheques!
Ben organised everything.”

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