Energy-saving plan is a barnstorming idea

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LARKFLEET Group companies are set to save a Lincolnshire farmer thousands of pounds on electricity bills after they installed photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of a barn.

Bourne-based Lark Energy and FE Peacock Construction carried out the installation at Limes Farm, in Spalding Road, Bourne. The PV panels produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days.

Another Larkfleet Group company, specialised builders’ merchant Eco Building Products Ltd, supplied the 82 panels that were used on the site providing a total installed capacity of 18.9 kWp (kilowatt peak).

The completed PV array is now providing power for the farm, owned by ED & AD Cooke Bourne Ltd, helping to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. The farmer will also benefit from the government’s Feed in Tariff, which guarantees payments for the generation of energy from renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels.

FE Peacock managing director Karl Hick said: “This installation demonstrates the potential of PV for the agricultural sector – and indeed for any industrial operation with a large roof. We are delighted with the success of this project and look forward to working on many more in the future.”

As well as working on large buildings such as the one at Limes Farm, FE Peacock is also experienced in providing renewable energy solutions for residential dwellings.

Working with Lark Energy, FE Peacock offers a wide range of energy-saving retrofit solutions including photovoltaic panels, insulation of roofs, floors and external walls and the installation of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery.