Building work on a new solar farm at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney, has been started by 3ti. Part of Project Prometheus, the site – which is due to be completed by September – is one of four planned to increase renewable energy across the Defence estate. Spanning around 2.3 hectares, the solar at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks is expected to supply one third of its electricity needs. Groundwork and ecological surveys at the Barracks are underway, with over 50 employees to work on the 3,000 panel project. Meanwhile, the first project, a 2.3MW solar farm at the British Army’s Defence School of Transport, has already been installed by Centrica Business Solutions. The other two projects at the Rock Barracks in Suffolk and Baker Barracks on Thorney Island, Sussex, will be built by 3ti.
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