Friday 1 October 2021

Solar is in the British Army now!

Solar is in the British Army now!

Centrica Business Solutions has completed the construction of what is described as the British Army’s first solar PV farm.

That is part of a wider £200 million investment into Defence’s estate.

Based at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield and having the size of eight football pitches, the solar farm, which is made up of around 4,000 solar panels, is forecast to bring efficiency savings of £152 million over ten years.

Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin said: “Today marks an important milestone in sustainability across Defence. I was delighted to open the British Army’s first solar farm which will play a vital role in reducing emissions."

Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions Greg McKenna said: “It will require a monumental effort to reach net zero, but by showing leadership on sustainability and carbon reduction, the Army has put in place a template which the rest of the public sector and industry can replicate.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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