NEEN Sollars-based Going Solar has completed a £1.2 million contract for the UK’s largest rooftop solar power installation.

The scheme involved fitting 2,200 panels at a site in Suffolk. The renewable energy installer mounted the photovoltaic panels on to a series of roofs that covered the same area as a football pitch at Debach Enterprises in Ipswich.

The project at the warehouse on Ransomes Europark was completed in seven weeks and formed part of a major engineering and procurement programme managed by Going Solar.

Up to 440,000 kW hours of electricity will be generated annually by the 500kWp installation, which means it will not only provide free power to the warehouse but also export enough power back to the grid to supply more than 100 homes.

In light of the Government’s plans to cut the incentives for generating electricity from solar panels, Going Solar is urging consumers to take advantage of the generous Feed-in Tariffs available for solar power installations of up to 50kWp.

“It looks likely the Government will significantly lower the tariff rates so potential customers need to plan installations now to beat the connection day deadline of March 31, 2012,” explained director, Charles Houston.

“A 50kWp solar power array should provide 42,500 kW hours a year, which becomes more attractive when you factor in that electricity prices are predicted to rise by 60 per cent by 2016.”

Going Solar specialises in providing large solar PV systems as well as across-the-board renewable energy systems for medium-to-large businesses and organisations.