Coxleigh Barton, Devon

Take control of electricity costs

Coxleigh Barton Estate is a 400-acre farm estate on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. Historically a dairy farm until the owners began to diversify in 1996. Now a leading equestrian centre, hosting the largest all weather arena in North Devon, combined with multi use industrial and office suites with a thriving events venue.

The owners came to us looking to bring the utility services at Coxleigh Barton Estate up to date and take control of their electricity costs. Originally home to 19 individual electricity connections, we redistributed the entire estate back to one central 3 phase point of connection in collaboration with Western Power.

Saving energy

Completed in stages, the final addition of a further 30kWp of solar to bring the entire system up to 90kWp now means the Solar PV array powers the entire estate easily, including our offices. The array yields 100,000 kWhs every year. The updating of lighting and the continued work to conserve energy around the estate is ongoing. The estate owners have seen nothing short of an incredible reduction in their import costs as a result!

Fully self-sustaining from its own resources

The project continues. We are currently assessing the site’s demand to size and finalise the design of a grid connected battery storage and management system using Victron Energy ESS (Energy Storage System). Using a three phase 45kVA Quattro inverter/charger set and Venus OS control and monitoring suite sending data to the VRM portal, Victron’s online platform for real time and historical data. A Hydro electric plant is also proposed post data analysis of the storage system to provide further night time and winter generation. With an island mode active, powered from its own natural resources, the Coxleigh Barton Estate will become fully self-sustaining,

Energy Storage System

As we develop electrical infrastructure and solar, we work closely with Earth Inspired Ltd providing ground support services and utilities management. Coxleigh Barton has as 199kW ETA Bio Mass boiler fueled from the estate’s own woodland providing sustainable heating and hot water to all the properties on site.



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