Bristol Council celebrates record solar generation

The Avonmouth solar park generated enough electricity between May and July to power around 257 homes a year

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The heatwave this year resulted in record high levels of solar energy generation at a Bristol facility.

The city’s Avonmouth solar park generated 797,112kWh of renewable electricity between 1st May and 25th July – enough to power around 257 homes a year.

That’s 120,000kWh more than what was generated during the same period last year – enough to power an extra 39 households.

The solar facility, owned by Bristol City Council, consists of 7,000 panels which sit alongside two wind turbines that were installed in December 2015.

The site is one of more than 140 renewable generators Bristol Energy works with to supply its customers, with 60% of its fuel mix for year thought to be made up of renewable power.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Bristol’s Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste and Regulatory Services said: “Our own investment in renewables, low carbon heat and smart energy continues on in 2018 and beyond as we work towards Bristol becoming a carbon neutral city by the year 2050. It’s great to be working alongside Bristol Energy to achieve this ambitious target as well as tackling fuel poverty in our city.”

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