PM installs first solar panel at first utility scale energy park.

Merely a few hours prior to the official start of the G7 taking place in Cornwall, Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson visited the UK’s first utility-scale energy park to assist the instillation of the very first solar panel.

ScottishPower Renewables are currently developing the project at Cornwall’s Carland Cross which will combine wind, solar and battery storage.

Boris Johnson also announced their will be new funding for Cornwall in the aim to create a G7 legacy for the region. This new investments is aiming to restore the natural environment and place Cornwall as the first net-zero region within the UK.

Boris Johnson said: “As the eyes of the world look to Cornwall this week, not only will they see an area of outstanding beauty, they will witness a region that is innovative, exciting and looking firmly towards a bright future.

“The exciting projects we have announced today are a fitting legacy for a region playing host to some of the most important diplomatic talks in a generation. As the world builds back better from coronavirus, Cornwall will lead the way.”

PM installs first solar panel at first utility scale energy park.

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