‘Largest’ solar farm in Scotland opens

The construction of what is claimed to be the largest solar farm in Scotland has been completed. It is located in Aberdeenshire and has a capacity of 1.8MW. The facility has 7,000 […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The construction of what is claimed to be the largest solar farm in Scotland has been completed.

It is located in Aberdeenshire and has a capacity of 1.8MW.

The facility has 7,000 panels which are expected to generate 1.5 million kWh of electricity and reduce 850,000kgs of carbon emissions per year.

Absolute Solar and Wind Limited developed the project for Mackie’s of Scotland.

Andrew McGown, Director and Head of Solar at Absolute Solar and Wind said: “We understand this project to be the largest solar farm installed and connected to the grid in Scotland.

“Solar makes great sense, enough sunlight falls on the earth’s surface every hour to meet world energy demand for an entire year.”

Last week the Scottish Government announced it will keep supporting solar projects in the country after the UK Government said it will slash solar subsidies.