26 Jul '11, 4pm

BRITAIN'S LARGEST SOLAR FARM SWITCHES ON TO COMPLETE UNIQUE COMBINED GREEN ...: This article documents how the U...

BRITAIN'S first combined green energy zone has been completed after the UK's largest solar farm was connected to the national grid. Power from adjoining solar and wind farms set in rolling Oxfordshire countryside will now supply the equivalent of at least 4000 homes for at least the next 25 years. The unique renewable energy farm became possible when developers agreed to cover the equivalent of eight football pitches with state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels. Power from the 23,000 solar panels - more than any other UK solar farm installation - began supplying electricity last Wednesday (July 20), days before government changes to feed-in tariffs. The photovoltaic plates at Westmill Solar Farm, mounted at a height of three metres on 68km of steel, supply an output of nearly 5 MWp of energy. Together they are capable of powering 1500 homes, before accounting for electricity ...

Full article: http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2011/07/26/britain39s-la...

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