Electrical engineering firm, Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd, has connected two solar farms to the grid – collectively generating up to 65MW of clean energy for the UK.Huddersfield Smith Brothers energises 65MW of renewables projects

The first of the two renewables projects – both of which will be connected to the Western Power Distribution (WPD) network, is The Grange, a 40MW solar farm located in Newark. Acting as the independent connection provider (ICP), Yorkshire headquartered Smith Brothers energised the 207-acre site earlier this month.

The second project, a 125-acre plot in Strensham, Worcestershire, was connected in November and will generate 25 MW of power via 100,000 solar modules.

Dave Ogden, MD at Smith Brothers said; “As the UK strives to meet its clean energy targets, we are proud to beknown as the ICP of choice for some of the country’s leading renewable power connections.

“Over the course of our 21-year history, we’ve seen some significant changes in the industry – but being a part of shaping the sustainable future of our planet is something Smith Brothers is keen to be synonymous with.”

The scope of works at both The Grange and Strensham saw Smith Brothers providing a turnkey solution which included all contestable elements of the 132kV and 66kV WPD connections respectively, as well as the 33kV private-side.