On 31st March the total generation reading for Braydon Manor was of 787,597 kWh. This equates to an (estimated at this stage) income of £48,000 for FIT and £38,000 for export payments, but this period has seen two total shutdowns over 6 days for essential operational works to the Distribution Network Operators switchgear so we should be cautious about this figure for Q1. Everything is now operating smoothly and the Q2 figures should give a better understanding of how the project is performing against target. On 21st April the project reached its millionth kWh, and last week we were at 1,326,084 kWh generated.
As to wildflower seeding, we haven’t been able to start yet because the ground is not ready. We have had a very wet spring, which has created a heavy clay ground that is inadequate. When it is sunny the ground hardens very quickly so there is only a very limited window for wildflower seeding. In the last picture below you can see the healthy blooming tree, which we went to great lengths not to damage during digging and construction, against a lovely hedge and a neatly finished access path.