UK’s first transmission-connected solar farm goes live
The first photovoltaic (PV) solar array to connect directly to the electricity transmission network in the UK has been energised as National Grid connected Enso Energy (Enso) and Cero Generation (Cero)’s new 50MW Larks Green solar farm to its Iron Acton substation near Bristol. This is the first direct connection of solar farm to the GB national grid transmission network and includes a 99MWh battery storage system.
This approach can bypass some of the constraints in the local distribution network and the new connection is the first-of-its-kind co-located solar and battery project, marking a significant step towards creating a secure, home-grown energy system for the UK and its 2035 decarbonisation targets.
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