Diageo to install 4.1MW solar array at Leven site

Diageo has received planning approval for a solar farm on vacant land within its Leven packaging site. An area the size of eight football pitches will host a 4.1MWp solar panel array, generating up to 22% of the site’s annual electricity needs and up to 60% over summer months.
The solar farm will be installed on vacant land in the Southeast corner of Diageo’s 150-acre plant and is being delivered in partnership E.On and Scottish-based Emtec Energy. The project is wholly contained within the existing footprint of the site and is scheduled to be complete and generating power by early 2023.
Gavin Brogan, Operations Director at Diageo Leven, said: “Working in partnership with E.On and Emtec Energy, the solar array will generate nearly a quarter of our annual energy use and is a fantastic step forward towards meeting our net zero commitments.” Plans for the development of the site as a solar array were submitted to Fife council in July 2021.

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