case study

Hill Farm

North Oxfordshire

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MW Total Installed: 4.985MW

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Solar PV Panels Installed: 18,128

In Detail

Hill farm is working arable and cattle farm in North Oxfordshire. The solar farm, surrounded by fields and woodland, is within a wide shallow valley bounded by a small tributary stream. Agricultural use of the land continues as sheep grazing is maintained. 

Ecological Enhancements

As this site is known to be in an area of archaeological interest and includes Iron Age and Romano-British remains, all works carried out were in accordance with a controlled watching brief comprising archaeological observation, investigation, recording, analysis and publication.

To create a lasting ecological legacy and to improve the ecology and biodiversity, 2000 native broadleaf trees were planted to create a two-acre wet woodland next to the stream. Species include: oak, alder, willow, aspen, birch, wild cherry, field maple, hazel, hawthorn, Guelder rose, elder and alder buckthorn. A new native hedge was created to the southern boundary with species including hawthorn, hazel, field maple, dogwood and Guelder rose. Other hedges have been improved and more mature trees have also been planted in key locations. 

On the Eastern side of the solar farm, an area of fallow grassland designed to encourage habitation of ground nesting birds is succeeding in its purpose as skylarks can be seen regularly flying in and around the solar array.

North Oxfordshire

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Operational. Energised March 2017

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MW Total Installed: 4.985MW

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Solar PV Panels Installed: 18,128

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Site Size: 26 Acres

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Equal to the annual energy needs of: 1306 Homes*

*based on average household consumption of 3800 kWh pa

MW Total Installed in (MW)

Solar PV Panels Installed

Site Size in Acres

Equal to the annual energy needs of 1,306 Homes*

Hill Farm

I have partnered with IPV over the last four years on two different solar projects. I have found them great to work with, especially in their communication with myself and the local community. Their team have expertise in all aspects of the project’s planning, development and construction and I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Charles Landless, Landowner

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