As the second largest owner and manager of solar assets in Europe, and with plants operating globally, we have been generating clean energy for almost ten years. We have 10 funds dedicated to investing into solar, and our 85 global plants have an installed capacity of more than 900MW – that’s enough to power 270,000 homes.
Shotwick is a 72MW (peak) solar farm. At the time of acquisition, not only was it the largest solar farm in the UK, but it comprises the largest private wire in Europe, which makes it unique in that it enables the nearby UPM Paper Mill to be powered by up to 100% renewable energy during daylight hours. UPM was able to buy renewable power at a cheaper rate directly from our Shotwick solar farm than they could fossil fuel from the National Grid – proving the viability of renewable power at a large industrial scale.
Sound too good to be true? Tim Humpage, from British Solar Renewables explains how we’ve achieved this.