Construction starts at new solar park on former Lincolnshire landfill

The new solar park at Winterton, Lincolnshire is predicted to generate enough energy to power more than 1,300 homes

A former landfill in Lincolnshire will get a second life by accommodating a new solar park.

Generator of low carbon power from captured methane Infinis and recycling and waste management company FCC Environment have partnered to build a new solar park at Winterton, Lincolnshire.

The project, which is due to start operations in April 2023, is predicted to generate around 4,300MWh of renewable energy every year.

This is estimated to be enough to power more than 1,300 homes.

The partners said the solar park will be constructed in accordance with a methodology approved by the Environment Agency in a bid to protect the existing landfill structure.

Andrew Leeding, Director of Development and Construction at Infinis, said: “The government’s recent energy security strategy focuses on the need to increase UK renewable energy generation, while also seeking to decarbonise the UK electricity system by 2035.

“Renewable energy development has never been more important.”

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