Little Hulton Solar Farm

United Kingdom


Our Involvement

The 3.8-hectare site, located off Kenyon Way in Little Hulton, has 3,774 ground mounted solar panels and is set to generate over 2,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year. This will be used to offset Salford City Council’s electricity bills, saving the council thousands of pounds on energy bills.

EDGE acted as geo-environmental consultants for Salford City Council, having undertaken a Phase 2 site investigation to assess risks to end users, infrastructure and the environment from contamination, as well as to assess ground conditions for structural and civils design. The investigation also included intrusive works to assess the risks to the site from historical shallow coal mining.

Feedback from the client: “This was very a tight programme especially with the follow on project so extremely happy with the level of service provided”.

Richard Halsey, Innovation Director at Energy Systems Catapult said: “As part of the Unlocking Clean Energy in Greater Manchester consortium alongside Salford City Council, we saw first-hand how place-based decarbonisation efforts can help us on the journey to Net Zero. After five years’ of hard work from many people, seeing this project come to fruition is an exciting moment for localised energy generation; helping deliver lower carbon emissions, and lower energy bills for the city council. Congratulations to everyone involved!”.