A new rooftop solar array is now generating at Scottish Water’s Campbeltown Water Treatment Works. Having cost £95,000, the 174 panels are to offset 16% of the electricity required to operate the facility. They were installed by Absolute Solar and Wind and are to generate 0.05GWh of energy per year. Alongside the solar, an electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint was also installed to support Scottish Water’s fleet electrification ambitions. The utility has committed to reaching net zero by 2040, with solar a key part of its strategy. It has installed a number of PV arrays already, including one at its Inverness Water Treatment Works and one at the Finmont Service Reservoir in Fife.
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