Nearly 400kW of solar has been installed on a mixed-use, new build development in Cambridge funded by the city’s university. In what will be yet another boon for the new build solar market, Leeds-based G&H Sustainability has completed the solar project atop the North West Cambridge Development in the city’s outskirts, which is funded by the University of Cambridge. The project has seen nearly 1,500 panels installed across 12 buildings, with a total combined array capacity of 373kW. The systems are forecast to generate more than 298,000kWh of electricity each year.
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Northern Powergrid (NPg) has unveiled an £83 million plan to upgrade thousands of substations that will allow more solar to connect to its network without the need for costly upgrades. Smart Grid Enablers will run to 2023 to deliver what the distribution network operator (DNO) has called the most comprehensive network upgrade programme in the UK and the most radical changes to its network since the 1970s. More than 8,000 substations will be upgraded to increase NPg’s ability to monitor, control and communicate across its network.
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