Solar-wind hybrid project connected to UK grid

Electricity has been generated at a solar-wind hybrid facility in the UK. Vattenfall’s Carmarthenshire solar farm in southwest Wales, which has a capacity of 4.99MW, shares grid connection with an […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Electricity has been generated at a solar-wind hybrid facility in the UK.

Vattenfall’s Carmarthenshire solar farm in southwest Wales, which has a capacity of 4.99MW, shares grid connection with an existing 11-turbine onshore wind project.

The solar farm, which the Swedish energy giant started constructing in January, consists of more than 18,500 panels.

They are expecteds to generate enough electricity to power 1,440 homes.

Project Manager Stephen Holdroyd said: “By having hybrid schemes like this one which combines wind and solar you can reduce the Levelised Energy Cost (LEC) by sharing and fully utilising the grid connection. In this case the grid connection at Parc Cynog already existed.”