If you have flown to or from Gatwick Airport this year, you may have noticed a newly constructed 50kW Solar PV system next to the main runway. And it is thanks to Adams & Remers, on behalf of their client Orta Solar Limited who was responsible for the development and construction, that the legal side of the project ran smoothly.
Joe Covill partner at Adams & Remers and who worked on the project comments: “Adams & Remers acted for Orta Solar Limited in relation to their contract to act as developer of this solar park at Gatwick. The lease was then granted to Blue Energy who had retained Orta to develop the site. This was a ground breaking project as no other UK airport has solar power generation on site and in this case 150m from the runway perimeter and it is hoped other airports will follow Gatwick’s lead. It will make airport based solar projects far easier from now on.”
Orta Solar’s managing director Nick Pascoe said; “This system breaks new ground regarding the acceptance of airport based solar in the UK and all involved have learned a lot regarding challenges and solutions specific to the location. We are already speaking with other leading airport groups in the UK about bringing Solar PV into their operations.”