Case Study: Industry leading design at Scurf Dyke

JBM Solar’s in-house technical team is at the forefront of technological industry trends. The team’s design engineers are encouraged to think differently and to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing solar energy as it is rolled out across the UK.

Delivering Solutions

Being at the forefront of industry developments means being unafraid of trying new approaches. Scurf Dyke in Hutton Cranswick, is a 49.9MW solar farm with a co-located battery storage system, and the first of JBM Solar’s post-subsidy projects to receive consent (March 2020).

The project is one of the first in Northern Power Grid’s territory to use a POC-Mast to make it more cost-effective, and time-efficient, to connect to the high voltage electricity distribution network. This substantially reduced connection costs and the total time to construct the project.

Innovative optimisation

To ensure maximum optimisation, the JBM team worked tirelessly to configure an industry leading solar farm that was coupled with battery storage.

This resulted in the development of the Scurf Dyke Solar project which was designed with bi-facial panels (bi-facial modules produce solar power from both sides of the panel resulting in increased energy generation) and included a DC-coupled co-located battery storage facility.

The success of the Scurf Dyke Solar project will mean that enough low-carbon energy will be created to power the equivalent annual energy needs of over 22,000 homes.