Green standards set for Portsmouth solar farm

A new 48MW solar farm featuring composting toilets and hydrogen-powered CCTV is to be built in Portsmouth. Solarcentury has been picked by Primrose Solar for the project that will generate […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new 48MW solar farm featuring composting toilets and hydrogen-powered CCTV is to be built in Portsmouth.

Solarcentury has been picked by Primrose Solar for the project that will generate enough green electricity to power 11,000 homes.

The companies aim to set the “highest environmental standards ever” for ground-mounted solar and have pledged to use only solar-powered and biodiesel generators during the construction phase.

They also plan on recycling throughout the site, starting a car-sharing scheme for employees and featuring a canteen so they don’t have to drive away for lunch.

Frans van den Heuvel, CEO of Solarcentury said: “Our responsible approach to building solar farms, together with Primrose Solar’s continued investment over the lifetime of the project, is really going to make Southwick solar farm an environmentally robust site.

“Our waste and energy management programme will see a number of new initiatives employed during the build that we’re looking to roll out across all of our future sites.”

The solar farm is expected to start generating electricity by end of March next year.