Plans to rollout solar PV across two Southern England prisons have been unveiled by Gov Facility Services Ltd (GFSL). Rooftop solar is to be installed at HMP Bure near Norwich in Norfolk, to reduce reliance on the existing electric load by 17% and save 79 tonnes of CO2 a year. It comes after six months of planning, with the installation of the array is to be completed by the end of March 2021. A second project is also underway at Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire, GFSL said, where ground-based solar panels are being installed. The installation is scheduled to be completed in July.
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Solar Energy Scotland has appointed Thomas McMillan, Savills UK head of energy consultancy based in Perth, as its new chairman. Mr McMillan main goal is to maximise the potential of “relatively untapped” renewable resource north of the border. On his appointment to the group, formerly the Solar Trade Association, he said: “As an Energy Director at Savills consulting on all renewables technologies across the UK for over a decade, one might wonder why have I decided to take on the role of Chair of Solar Energy Scotland.
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