Basildon’s waste facility will be powered by Solar PV

A new solar PV system installed on a high-tech waste management facility based in Basildon, Essex, is expected to produce 10% of the energy needed to power the mechanical and biological treatment facility, including the visitor and education centre.

The 309.71kWp PV system will partly power the waste management facility, which is thought to process as much as 417,000 tonnes of local waste each year. The PV system is made up of 1,230 Upsolar modules with eight Power-One inverters mounted on K2’s Speed Rail mounting system.

The project was completed in four months and was built in order to meet energy efficient conditions as part of the site’s planning permission.

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This article has been adapted from an article published by Solar Power Portal.