Aberla Energy has partnered with a Government Agency to design and install a £2.48m solar array designed to significantly cut carbon emissions.
Aberla Energy will install a 1MWp ground mount solar array at the Crossens Pumping Station near Preston in Lancashire as part of its commitment to enabling the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Solar energy will power the pumping station, protecting homes and farmland, with excess energy produced being stored via a 525kWh containerised battery system, feeding directly into the asset at 11kV, for use across other agency operations including solar-powered electric vehicle charging points for agency vehicles.
In a regional first for the agency, Aberla Energy will use its expertise in solar energy projects to help the agency meet its targets of reducing carbon emissions by 45% and being net zero by 2030.
The project will also increase biodiversity on the site, with new planting around the panels, new semi-mature hedgerows and a native woodland created.
Ryan Spackman, Aberla Energy’s commercial director, said: “This is a ground-breaking regional project for the agency and we are delighted that we have been given the opportunity to use our sector-leading expertise to bring it to fruition for them.
“The carbon reduction and environmental benefits of the solar farm will be extensive and it will also give continued peace of mind to local homeowners and farmers.
“Solar power is the clean, green future for our country and our planet and this partnership with the Government Agency further demonstrates how Aberla Energy has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative and trusted firms in the energy sector.”