Case studies

4.1MWp ground mounted solar pv farm in Derby (for British Gas)

Case Study: 4.1MWp ground mounted solar photovoltaic installation


  • Client: British Gas
  • Location: Toyota Plant, Derby
  • Date: 10th May 2011 – 8th June 2011
  • Project size: 4.1MWp ground mounted solar pv farm
  • Groundscrews used: 6000
  • FLEXIII Framing: 8.65km
  • Modules: 16,800
  • Trenching: 1,600 metres


To build the largest ground mounted solar array in the UK at the time, using an innovative approach that delivered quality and timescale efficiencies.


  • JPCS’ expertise and Groundscrew® and FLEXIII® systems were used to install the foundations and panels frames for this ground mounted solar farm, on time, on budget and with exceptional quality outputs
  •  A project that would have taken 12 weeks to complete was carried out in just 4 weeks, using an average of 24 skilled operatives.

“We chose JPCS as our partner for these projects because they demonstrated strong technical knowledge and a sound approach to project planning.” — British Gas

Read our press release about this ground mounted solar project.