Southill Community

Technology: Ground Mounted Solar

Type: Locally Owned Community Project

Capacity: 5MWp

Green Cat provided technical advisory services for the procurement of pre-construction finance for the project. With a dedicated team and established working relationships with funders and their legal advisors, financial close to pre-construction finance was achieved in just six weeks.

Green Cat undertook the full technical due diligence review scope including the overall technical site configuration including component bankability, consenting, environmental and site conditions, grid connection, energy yield, construction and operational contracts and technical review of finances.

Technical advice was also provided on the negotiation of technical contract terms, ensuring a competitive contract and minimising overall project CAPEX to the community.

Inspections were undertaken throughout construction, and in the small scale and community nature of the project, dedicated snagging visits were also completed on behalf of the funder and community group.

Southill Solar Park was successfully commissioned in November 2016 with Provisional Acceptance testing (PAC) ongoing through December 2016 into January 2017. A thorough review of data was undertaken to confirm the site is ready for commercial operation.

Following successful delivery of the technical due diligence review, Green Cat are now appointed to undertake ongoing operational monitoring and asset management for the site.