Solar farms

The quickest and the lowest impact route to creating new electricity capacity and at a stable price. Solar farms are simple to build and reduce the price of solar for all.

Solar farms brochure

Reduce your risk

We’re a bankable EPC with strong financial health and zero debt.

Boost returns

With almost 400MWp under management, our analysts and engineers know how to increase revenue by outperforming availability targets.

Create biodiversity as well as kWh

All our solar farms are wildlife havens for bees, butterflies, birds and bats.

What we do



  • Feasibility study and site planning appraisal
  • DNO liaison
  • Detailed modelling and scheme design
  • Preparation and submission of the planning application
  • Community liaison


  • Panel of investors
  • Support for community-owned projects


  • Superior in-house engineering
  • Performance guaranteed technologies
  • Network of contractors
  • Sustainable construction processes


  • 24-hour remote monitoring
  • Reactive and proactive maintenance
  • Meadow and hedgerow management
  • Flexible approach to suit budgets and aims

Community-owned solar farms

People have come together in their communities to establish energy cooperatives so they can generate their own clean energy. Anyone can buy a share of a solar farm, and the money raised pays for its development and construction. Share-holders may receive a yearly interest payment in return.

Community-owned solar farms are springing up around the UK, as people seek ways to generate energy locally, rather than importing from the fossil-fuelled national grid. Solarcentury has worked with energy cooperatives on seven solar farms to date, communities attracted by our experience of building at scale, and our commitment to biodiversity initiatives at the solar farms we build.

Over two years ago, we connected a solar farm for Hampshire’s first community energy cooperative, West Solent Solar Cooperative. This project is owned by over 500 investors, many of them from the local community. This 5MWp site generates enough solar electricity annually to power the equivalent of almost 600 local homes. Find out more about WSSC here.

View all our community-owned projects here!


Lock in a 25 year return on your land - lease your land for the term and let us handle the permitting, the design, build and maintenance of the project.

The land criteria guide offers guidance for checking how suitable your land is for a solar farm.

Land criteria guide

Working with the community

When we start researching a potential site for a solar farm, we’re always careful to consider the local community and the environment. So much so, that we develop fewer than one in 100 of the sites we look at.

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Solar working alongside battery storage

Energy storage technology compliments a solar system. You can store excess solar electricity that you generate and use it when the sun isn’t shining. This offers endless benefits, including cutting grid consumption and stabilising your annual energy bills.

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