Altitude and flat terrain enables Hope to benefit fully from north Cornwall’s bountiful solar irradiation. A dual-use site on ex-arable farmland close to the regenerated town of Hayle, little is seen externally, the site is screened by indigenous hedgerows in which varieties of fauna can flourish.
Hope Solar Park provides funds to the Gwinear Gwithian Sustainable Community Fund (GGSCF); a community benefit charity which offers funding to the parish for local projects which improve the sustainability of the community. There are two rounds of funding each year that community groups can apply for. For more information on eligibility and local funding applications visit www.ggscf.org.uk
Asset Management Case Study
The Low Carbon Asset Management team is focussed on each site detail to ensure that each asset performs to its full potential. By submitting regular monthly KPI reporting, the Asset Management team defined a new metric – Irradiance adjusted yield. This metric highlights what a site should be generating under real-life conditions. Through this detailed analysis the Asset Management team detected that the site inverters were ‘capping’ during periods of good irradiance resulting in lost generation & revenue for the SPV. Additional trend analysis confirmed that immediate action was required. Clear and decisive instruction was given to the contracted O&M to implement appropriate ‘cooling’ measures within the inverter stations, which restored the site’s generation as the inverters kept running during good summer weather.