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Construction underway on Centrica’s first solar farm

Centrica plans to deliver 900 megawatts of solar and battery storage by 2026

British multinational energy and services company, Centrica, is building its first solar farm, the 18-megawatt (MW) plant in South West England in partnership with Essex-based Push Energy, the company announced on Monday.

The Codford Solar Farm was acquired in 2021 and received Centrica investment approval in December.

A total of 33,000 panels will be installed for the project that is due for completion in the summer.

Once complete, the 72-acre site will be capable of powering some 4,850 homes.

Centrica plans to deliver 900 MW of solar and battery storage by 2026.

Codford will be the first solar farm completed as part of those aims and follows the acquisition of a 30 MW battery storage plant in Dyce, Scotland, Centrica said.

“Centrica has committed to reaching Net Zero by 2045 and this marks a key milestone in the company’s drive to tackle the effects of climate change,” Bill Rees, director of Centrica Energy Assets, said.

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