Last CfD solar project goes into operation

A 10MW council-owned solar farm has started producing electricity. The 60-acre site near Triangle Farm in Soham is the second and last solar project funded through the first Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction to go into operation. The first was Charity Farm in Shropshire. The solar farm was one of three projects to go ahead following […]

Solar farms to power homes in Cambridgeshire

More than 15,500 homes around Cambridgeshire will get their power from two solar farms. The farms, located in the parish of Melbourne close to Royston, will generate a combined 53 megawatt capacity and offset around 26,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Renewable energy company, Lightsource Renewable Energy, secured planning permission after an extensive consultation had been […]

UK’s first solar-powered waste treatment plant

The UK’s first solar farm to power a waste treatment plant has been built in Cambridgeshire. Solarcentury, which built the facility along with Lightsource Renewable Energy, said the 5MW solar park is expected to supply more than 70% of electricity to the AmeyCespa’s Mechanical Biological Treatment plant in Waterbeach. The farm, which has 20,000 solar […]

Veg firm sows seeds of green energy

A vegetable producer in Lincolnshire has opened an anaerobic digestion plant funded by government cash. Staples Vegetables in Boston, one of the biggest producers of vegetables in the UK, will produce 11m kilowatt hours of electricity per year from up to 40,000 tonnes of waste vegetables. The company’s AD plant has been funded by the […]