New video: virtual tour of a UK solar farm
Ever wanted to take a tour around a solar project? Our new video gives you a virtual walk-through of our 4.9MWp Ibstock solar farm, powering leading brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick.
As with all of our projects, the Ibstock Brick solar farm was developed with a bespoke Biodiversity Management Plan designed to support and enhance the local environment with native species planting. We consulted with the local community during the planning phase to get their input into our plans, and to make sure that we were designing a project that wouldn’t just generate renewable energy but also provide additional benefits to the surrounding area, from community benefit funds to biodiversity enhancements.
The installation, which was funded, developed, connected and now operated by Lightsource bp, powers the manufacturer’s Leicestershire headquarters and further cements the company’s status as one of the UK’s most sustainable brickworks. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provides Ibstock Brick with sustainable, renewable energy at a fixed cost for the next 25 years, and makes the company the first brick factory in the UK to be part-powered by a large-scale solar farm. Ibstock Brick is committed to becoming more resource-efficient, and this solar PPA with Lightsource bp allows the manufacturer to make use of renewable energy to reduce its carbon footprint and reliance on the national grid.
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