The largest solar rooftop project of its kind in Wales has gotten underway, with 2,000 panels set to be installed on the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome in Newport. It will form part of Newport City Council’s plan to install 6,000 solar panels on 21 council owned buildings across the city, with a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. The installation at the velodrome will reduce the council’s emissions by 348 tonnes per year alone, with some of the electricity set to be exported to the grid. The council is working in collaboration with Egni Co-op and installer Joju Solar on the rollout, which will see 2MW installed across the schools, council depots and care homes identified at the time as sites.
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