14 September 2012
Utility-scale solar plant developer Lightsource Renewable Energy and PV installer Solarcentury today announced they have completed a 5MW utility-scale solar plant close to the village of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, UK.
The solar plant will provide enough renewable electricity during daylight hours to power more than 70% of AmeyCespa’s Mechanical Biological Treatment plant in Waterbeach, providing a sustainable, local energy solution.
Located at the hamlet of Chittering, this 20,000-panel solar park will generate up to 4,552MWh annually.
Lightsource supplies the energy to the waste management company through a power purchase agreement for 25 years. This method of energy supply benefits high electricity users like AmeyCespa by cutting electricity costs and providing better control and predictability on budget forecasting.
“It goes without saying that energy prices are set to continue to rise in the coming years,” said Nick Boyle, CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy. “According to current UK Power Index estimates from DECC, we are set to experience a 5-8% increase per annum from conventional suppliers.”