The government has declared a climate emergency and the world is waking up to the dangers of rising temperatures. Our mission is to increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the UK while collaborating closely with landowners, communities and local authorities.
The UK’s electricity network is designed to support coal-fired power stations. Overhauling it will take time and massive investment. In the meantime, we’re working to get as much renewable energy into the system as possible. We identify where there is capacity to make a connection, then we find sites nearby to develop into renewable energy and storage projects (solar, wind or battery storage).
Our energy project development involves finding sites, usually for solar, land that is flat or on a south–facing slopes, where solar panels can be installed on the ground to produce renewable energy. For BESS this is smaller areas of flat, well concealed ground close to the substation. Our development process is collaborative, thorough and based on a rigorous assessment of each site’s suitability.
Capacity is freed up when coal fired power stations are wound down or when infrastructure is upgraded.
The land area of the UK is 60 million acres. 43 million acres are used for agriculture. A typical solar farm takes up 100-300 acres.
Solar farms are a good opportunity to investigate and preserve sub-surface archaeology as the land is protected from disturbance for the life of the project.
In 2018, we adapted our design for a solar farm in Oxfordshire to protect the habitat of the elephant hawkmoth.
A typical solar farm can be built over a 6-9 month period. Once built, the site needs little maintenance (eg, one visit every week or two).
Tomorrow runs on renewables.
We’re well placed to play a major role in this vital change. As we continue to explore new technology and partnerships, the future looks bright for Enso Energy.
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