50Mwp ground mounted solar

JPCS celebrates 20 years of service

JPCS is celebrating 20 years in the infrastructure and solar industry by surpassing 55MWp of ground mounted solar PV foundations and completing its 10,000th mile of highways work.

The civil engineering contractor and ground mounted solar PV installer was established in 1993 and since then has carried out maintenance on 10,000 miles of roads and footways, surfaced the pavements outside a million homes, installed more than 5,000 road signs and removed more than 10,000 tonnes of undergrowth.

Last month JPCS announced it had surpassed its 55MWp milestone for the installation of ground mounted solar PV foundations, which creates the capacity to power 92,000 homes, boil 26,500 kettles and run 4.8 million low energy light bulbs.

Cheshire-based JPCS pioneered the installation for ground mounted solar panels in the UK using Groundscrew®, which is a robust and sustainable alternative to traditional concrete foundations. The system removes the need for excavation and concreting.

Over the past two decades JPCS has grown from a small pavement crew  into a national business with a £10million turnover serving the energy and infrastructure industries, including solar, highways, and solar, rail. Its clients include Balfour Beatty, the Highways Agency, British Gas, Carillion, Eurovia and local authorities across the UK.

Peter Shone, managing director of JPCS, said: “The business has come a long way in 20 years. We started out as a specialist, local footway contractor and over time, we’ve expanded our services to other areas of highways, as well as rail and energy, now delivering a range of services across the UK. Our portfolio of low-carbon energy projects is growing and we’re excited to play our part in a sustainable future.”

JPCS is a specialist renewable energy construction company and the leading installer of ground mounted solar PV foundations in the UK. The firm is also a leading provider of highways and rail civil engineering services in the UK.

Peter said:  “Our business achievements over the past 20 years have been impressive.  I’m really proud of our growth, diversification, innovation, robust safety record, and investment in people, for example the fact that we’ve trained more than 250 unskilled operatives.

“I’m excited to see what the next 20 years has in store for JPCS as we continue to grow and develop in existing and new areas. We’ve set some ambitious targets and our forecasts for growth include a 14% average year-on-year revenue increase for the next five years.