Boris Johnson installs first solar panel at utility-scale energy park

The project at Carland Cross in Cornwall will combine wind, solar and battery storage

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Just a few hours before the official start of G7 in Cornwall, Boris Johnson visited what is described as the UK’s first utility-scale energy park to install the very first solar panel.

ScottishPower Renewables is developing the project at Carland Cross in Cornwall that will combine wind, solar and battery storage.

The Prime Minister has also announced new funding for Cornwall to create a G7 legacy for the region.

The new investments aim to restore the natural environment and make Cornwall the first net zero region of the UK.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: “As the eyes of the world look to Cornwall this week, not only will they see an area of outstanding beauty, they will witness a region that is innovative, exciting and looking firmly towards a bright future.

“The exciting projects we have announced today are a fitting legacy for a region playing host to some of the most important diplomatic talks in a generation. As the world builds back better from coronavirus, Cornwall will lead the way.”

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