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Worcestershire farmer’s solar journey: Triumphs and challenges


Worcestershire farmer Gerard Poulter shares details of the successes and challenges he's faced investing in both solar PV and battery solutions.

Solar PV systems are an appealing option for UK farms by enabling electricity generation at a lower cost than purchasing from the grid. These systems are emission-free and have significantly lower upfront costs compared to a decade ago, averaging around £1,000 per kW of installed capacity. Additionally, there is the potential to sell excess electricity back to the grid.

However, there are pitfalls to be aware of, and Worcestershire farmer, Gerard Poulter, has had his fair share of ongoing issues with solar PV projects.

Gerard diversified into solar in 2012, because he needed to find an alternative income to his

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