Troops march on brighter days as first solar PV Plant joins:  After plans to launch the first solar photovoltaic farm have been unveilied and the British Army is looking forward to brighter days.

The 2.3MW solar farm will span approximately four hectares and will feature 4,248 solar panels and will be located at the Defence School of Transport (DST).

It is predicted to supply the DST with one third of its electricity needs.

The plant is part of the so-called Prometheus project and is the first of four pilot sites to be delieved as part of this project to increase renewable energy across the defence estate.

One million pound energy efficiency savings and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 2,000 tonnes is the forecast for the four pilot sites.

Scheduled for delivery by the summer is the three further pilots at Duke at Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney, Gloucestshire; Rock Barracks, Suffolk and Baker Barracks on Thorney Island, Sussex.

“The Army remains wholly committed to play its part in meeting the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.” said Major General David Southall, Director Basing and Infrastructure and the Army’s Sustainability Champion.

“To deliver this, we are working hard to reduce energy demand as well as increase ‘green’ supply across our estate.”

“It is incumbent on organisations big and small to show leadership in meeting net zero, and the army is doing just that.”said Greg McKenna, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions,

“Large scale solar projects like this can create significant cost and carbon savings, helping customers accelerate their transition to a sustainable future.”

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