Subsidy-free solar to power country’s ‘first carbon-negative business park’

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Published: 22 Aug 2018, 09:34

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A planned 15MW subsidy-free solar develop will begin construction this summer to power what is said to be the country’s first carbon-negative business park.

BSR EPC has been selected by renewable development advisory firm WolfeWare to deliver the EPC services for the project at the Westcott Venture Park, owned by property investor Rockspring.

“Unsubsidised solar is still in the early stages of development but our integrated delivery model gives us a head-start in delivering this and future projects,” said Managing Director of BSR Group, Graham Harding.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with WolfeWare and Rockspring to deliver this pioneering site at Westcott.”

The project is expected to produce over 14.5GWh each year over its 25 year lifetime, with any generation not used on site to enter the grid through a 33kV connection.

Founder of WolfeWare, Philip Wolfe, added: “This project demonstrates that, even in the UK, solar power continues to close in on ‘grid parity’; the level at which it competes with traditional electricity generation.”

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