Errol Estate solar farm - Scotland’s largest

Last Modified: Wed Jan 04 2017 17:17:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 13 MW
    installed capacity of the solar farm located in Perthshire, central Scotland. It is the largest solar farm in Scotland.
  • ? MWh
    of electricity that it generates each year.
  • 3,500
    Number of households that are powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • 70 acres
    of land at Errol Estate over which the farm has been built.
  • 55,000
    solar panels have been used in all.
  • 3
    organizations that are largely responsible for fruition of the solar farm: Property firm Savills, Elgin Energy was responsible for designing the scheme and grid connection and Canadian Solar built out the solar farm and are operating the project.
  • ?
    overall project cost.
  • ?
    peaks jobs that were created during construction phase.
  • ?
    average number of jobs during operational phase
  • 07 Jun 2016
    Business, Innovation and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse officially opened Scotland's largest solar farm on the Errol Estate in Tayside this day.
  • 4
    years in the making and according to Savills Energy Director Thomas MacMillan, "(It) proves that large-scale solar in Scotland continues to be commercially viable".