World : Wirsol and Hive Energy Partner on UK’s Largest Solar Project

Hampshire-based renewable energy company Hive Energy has announced its partnership with Wirsol Energy on the Cleve Hill Solar Park. The project, a 350 MW installation capable of powering approximately 91,000 average homes in the UK, represents the largest of its kind so far and will require no government subsidies.

Recently granted consent to proceed from Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Cleve Hill will mitigate approximately 68,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, contributing towards the country’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.  Far from being a conventional solar farm, Hive Energy emphasises that Cleve Hill will combine its developmental experience with Wirsol’s engineering prowess to produce a much cleaner overall facility.  “Solar energy is unique. It has the power to transform the world,” stated Giles Redpath, CEO of Hive.

Indeed, with the potential to create large amounts of direct and indirect employment and contributing roughly £12bn to the low-carbon electricity sector, Cleve Hill represents a cleaner, more prosperous future for the UK’s energy industry.

Source : https://www.energydigital.com/renewable-energy/wirsol-and-hive-energy-partner-uks-largest-solar-project

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