As part of the development of the Salhouse Solar Farm, new hedgerows and native trees were introduced. These additions not only enhance the visual screening of the solar farm when viewed from ground level near Stonehouse Road but also serve as valuable habitats, where small mammals, common reptiles, and invertebrates can find shelter, forage, and safe passage.
Furthermore, some of the panels were mounted on concrete structures resting on the grass surface rather than being directly placed in the soil. This decision took into account the presence of Neolithic ring ditches in the vicinity.
We maintained a close working relationship with a neighbouring hotel and campsite to ensure that the site met their approval and accommodated their needs.
By the side of the solar farm, there are apiaries which produce honey, benefiting from the biodiversity produced by the solar farm, including the wildflowers growing under the panels.
The solar farm was built and completed in 2016 and has been operating since