Essex solar farm to be built on landfill site

A 58.8MW solar farm on a repurposed landfill site could be in operation by autumn 2023.
NTR acquired the Ockenden, Essex, site from REG Power Management. The former landfill site is being left undisturbed, with specialist engineering and design techniques being adopted by NTR to repurpose the land. The company will install 540Watt bi-facial solar panels, which capture sunlight on both sides of the panel, resulting in increased output density and optimisation of energy yields per square metre. Mobilisation works have commenced with the project expected to be fully operational in Q3 2023.

Anthony Doherty, chief investment officer at NTR, said: “We are repurposing land that would otherwise go unused to supply clean power from a source next door to London where significant demand for renewable energy lies. Our team worked hard to develop new and innovative engineering solutions to ensure minimum disruption to the landfill and that maximum clean energy output is achieved.”

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