Tesco has confirmed a new partnership with a renewable energy investor that will facilitate the creation of three solar farms in the UK that will generate clean power equivalent to powering 44,800 homes.
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A solar “carport” that will generate enough energy to power 500 homes will be unveiled today as Scotland continues its shift towards clean energy. Aviva, the financial services group, has made the investment in the facility at its Perth office as part of its transition to more environmentally friendly working. The project is believed to be the country’s biggest solar energy carport and battery facility. There are 3,283 photovoltaic panels that have been installed on steel frames over an area covering 342 parking spaces. The energy produced from that system will allow the office to function off-grid for at least five hours a day. Aviva estimates the array will generate 812,000 kilowatt hours each year. There are also charging points for 50 electric vehicles and Tesla battery technology that can feed any excess electricity back into the grid. The project cost about £3.2 million with the Scottish government providing about £1.5 million of the funding as part of its Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme. Aviva said it will help reduce carbon emissions by close to 400 tonnes a year.
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