Bake Barn, Chicklade

Client:  Fowler Fortescue, Fonthill Estates

Location: Bake Barn. Chicklade, Wiltshire

Description of Work: 15.36kWp Turnkey Solar PV Installation Package

Duration: 3 Days


Fowler Fortescue is an independent practice of chartered surveyors, specialising in rural property. Headed up by Simon Fowler and Anthony Fortescue, they are based on the stunning Fonthill Estate in Wiltshire.


Wessex Renewable was asked to design and install a photovoltaic system on a barn in Chicklade to take maximum advantage of the feed-in tariff to provide a high yield investment for future years.

With the benefit of a large south facing roof, this location was perfect for a large photovoltaic installation. Wessex Renewable Energy designed, supplied & installed a total of 64, high quality and attractive black monocrystalline panels, equating to an installation of 15.36kWp, inverters, meters, wiring and all other ancillaries required to make a fully functioning system. This meant the owner could take full advantage of the free electricity being generated during the day and benefit from the Feed in Tariff to aid future projects. This work was combined with the rewiring of the adjacent buildings undertaken by Wessex Electricals to provide a complete turnkey service.

Wessex Renewable Energy were able to offer advice on obtaining the Feed-in tariff (FIT) and, at handover, worked with the client to fill in the FIT application paperwork together, making the process as smooth as possible. We also worked hard with the client to meet the highest specification for aesthetic standards. We did this by providing a black panel with a black frame to match the new black corrugated roof that had just been installed. Wessex worked in close conjunction with the roofing contractor to ensure the project went smoothly from design stage to completion.


"We have used Wessex Fire and Security and Wessex Electricals for a number of years and have always been very impressed with their customer service. It was therefore a straightforward decision to use Wessex Renewable Energy when we looked to install a photovoltaic system on Bake Barn. The project was handled from start to finish with the high level of professionalism which we associate with Wessex." - Mr S. Fowler, Fowler Fortescue, on behalf of Fonthill Estates.