In August 2014 Executive Council announced that DfID had agreed to provide funding for a solar (PV) farm. In October, with stakeholders engaged, outline development permission was granted. This gave us the confidence
to award a contract to design and construct the farm. In late December, with a design now available full development approval was granted by Executive Council. So what has been happening since?
Firstly the electricity lines to connect the new plant to the grid were installed; with the exception of final connections this is now complete. The foundations for the supporting frameworks were drilled. In total there are 408 holes, each 1.2m deep; last week saw the end of an intensive drilling program.
Now the frameworks are being constructed under the supervision of the supplier and then the solar panels get bolted into place.
That’s not the end of the story because there are fences to erect, wiring up of the solar panels to the electronic converter modules etc. but things are still progressing well.