UK Solar Project Benefits Through National Grid

12 August 2009 (Last Updated August 12th, 2009 18:30)

The UK’s Environment Agency announced plans to sell electricity from its solar power project based at Scots Float depot in Rye, East Sussex to the national grid. The venture is the public organisation’s largest solar energy project yet. Since April this year, the £200,000 Sc

The UK’s Environment Agency announced plans to sell electricity from its solar power project based at Scots Float depot in Rye, East Sussex to the national grid.

The venture is the public organisation’s largest solar energy project yet.

Since April this year, the £200,000 Scots Float scheme has been operational and has produced sufficient power for seven to eight households a year.

The depot’s roof contains 200 photovoltaic (PV) panels that capture sunlight and convert it into electric power.

And recently, the depot has also been able to decrease its own power requirements.

Environment Agency regional environment management advisor Nick Berry said the agency is striving to expand power production and decrease power use.

Berry said the depot has been producing surplus power to sell into the grid to make money for renewable power investment in other structures.