Langage Solar Farm, Plymouth
The Langage solar farm consists of more than 21,000 solar panels and has been built on a 12 hectares (30 acres) site next to the Langage Energy Centre, a 910MW gas-fired power station also developed by Carlton Power and one of the most efficient power stations in the world. The £15m Langage Solar Farm was constructed over a three month period by Gehrlicher Solar UK Limited.
- IP CCTV
- Fence Line Detection Systems
- Integrated Solutions
- Remote Monitoring
- Energy Saving Technologies
- Electrical Services
Aceda were commissioned by developers, Carlton Power to design and install a full security solution that could be fully integrated with an IP network, allowing the site to be remotely manned and monitored.
The £15m solar farm will be monitored by a number of CCTV cameras that are strategically positioned around the site to limit any shadows cast over the extensive rows of solar panels.
Remote monitoring stations will be notified when fence line sensors detect changes in kinetic energy around the 3.5km fence perimeter structure. The IP cameras have been commissioned to focus on a specific point in the fence perimeter if the intrusion detectors are triggered.
“Aceda has done a great job, not only giving us a system that meets the needs of the solar farm, but also included additional features and benefits such as landscaping to make the impact of the cameras as discreet and subtle as possible,” “The cameras really do give us fantastic images,” says Alistair. “The PTZ facility not only reduces the number of cameras required, but also allows for an almost instantaneous view of the area that’s been triggered on the fence. Our monitoring station can then check the situation before making an informed decision about what action needs to be taken.” He continues, “overall we are very pleased with the outcome of the project and the performance of all organisations involved from design to delivery.”
Alistair Wright, Carlton Power Ltd