Low Carbon’s Lackford Estate Solar Park has been nominated for a Solar Power Portal Award.
Solar Power Portal is the UK’s leading solar news site. Its awards focus on all areas of the solar industry, celebrating good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and innovation within the sector. They honour 12 companies or projects in total.
Low Carbon have been shortlisted for the ‘>10MW solar park’ category. This category rewards utility-scale ground mounted solar farms for commercial viability, yield, ROI and commitment to sustainable development.
The Lackford Estate Solar Park is a utility-scale, ground-mounted solar PV development with a total installed generation capacity of 20.930 MWp and an annual production of 20,168 MWh – enough to power over 6,000 homes per annum (based on Ofgem estimates). It is situated on 3,000 acres of low-lying arable farmland in Suffolk.
During the construction phase, work took place to avoid impacts on ground nesting birds and reptiles and special precautions were implemented to ensure the protection of the local flora and fauna.
Low Carbon has enabled the investment of more than £200 million in capital to build renewable energy capacity efficiently and cost-effectively. It has funded and built and/or operates over 200MW of solar PV assets; enough to power more than 55,000 three-bedroom homes annually.
Roy Bedlow, CEO of Low Carbon, says “The nomination is a great indicator of the growth and success of Low Carbon, and supports us on our trajectory to become a major investor in renewable energy, committed to a low carbon future.”
The winners will be announced on the 14th October at a gala event in Birmingham, hosted by TV presenter Kate Humble.