Work on the construction of the solar farm at Wheal Jane has begun in earnest. Just five weeks in to the build, solar panels are being installed and virtually all the ground works and support infrastructure have been completed.
Wheal Jane partner company Carnon Contracting were delighted to win the contract for the site preparation, piling and trenching, and has had a workforce of more than 25 working on the site in order to meet the short timescale.
The project must be completed and connected to the grid by July 31st 2011 in order to secure the current level of feed-in tariff. The government’s planned review, which has drastically reduced the incentive, comes into force on August 1st.