Hastings Borough Council is considering building solar energy farms as part of a £2.1m investment project. At a meeting next Monday (January 7), HDC leaders will be asked to consider whether to move ahead with a project to build solar farms at three sites in Crowhurst and Fairlight. According to an officer’s report, the project would be expected to cost the council around £2.1m to build but would bring in somewhere between £165,000 to £430,000 extra income each year.
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Solar helped the UK’s renewables fleet to yet another new record in 2018, contributing towards renewables clinching nearly one-third of power generation in Q3. Figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) towards the end of last year confirmed that renewables had generated some 33.1% of the UK’s total power output throughout July, August and September, equivalent to around 25TWh. And solar PV was a principal factor in that record, aided by the heatwave that basked much of the country in sunshine in July. BEIS figures recorded that average daily sunshine hours in Q3 were up 26% year-on-year, and overall power generation from solar and wind throughout the period was up 11% on production in Q3 2017.
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