Published: 5 May 2021, 15:16
Resource management company Veolia is set to double its renewable electricity capacity, deploying solar panels across restored landfill sites.
This includes up to 60MWe of solar, which will work together with biomass and biogas to give the company a total of 134MWe of carbon neutral power.
Its most recent installation sits at Ling Hall in Warwickshire, and is made up of around 13,200 530W bifacial dual glass modules. These are linked to 22 string inverters, feeding into the grid through two 3MWA transformers.
Veolia is specifically selecting restored landfill sites that have south facing slopes to maximise solar output, as well as those with a sufficiently large electrical export connection, such as at Ling Hall.
Already it has installed solar power across a number of its sites including hospitals, offices, water treatment works and recycling centres, having started to rollout the technology in 2014 at the Ockendon landfill site.
Donald Macphail, chief operating officer for treatment at the company, said that “by increasing our renewable energy generation we will contributing to the future energy infrastructure, and this means we will be able to deliver over 560MWe of renewable and low carbon electricity, enough to power over 1.3 million homes”.