New solar park complete in Winterton, United Kingdom
The works on the new solar park on the site of the former Winterton landfill, owned by FCC Environment, a subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente and one of the largest recycling and waste management companies in the United Kingdom, have been completed.
The project has been developed by Infinis, the UK´s leading generator of low carbon power from captured methane, which is collaborating with FCC Environment to develop a broad portfolio of renewable energy projects at several of the company's locations.
The park will generate circa 4,300 MWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power more than 1,300 homes. The site is approximately 13 hectares with the proposed solar park infrastructure taking up only a third of this and has been built in accordance with a methodology approved by the UK Environment Agency, which protects the existing landfill structure.
Chris Ellis, Director of Operations at FCC Environment commented on the project: “We are thrilled to see the completion of the converted Winterton landfill site into a solar park. It is important to support these projects that make a significant contribution in supporting the UK to achieve its Net Zero targets”.
Shane Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of Infinis said: “Infinis is committed to developing and constructing its pipeline of projects on FCC sites. These developments repurpose landfill, enhance biodiversity and support the UK’s transition to net zero”.