The 33 Colleges of the University of Cambridge are to be powered entirely by solar farms in a new three-year agreement. Having signed the agreement with SmartestEnergy, 80% of the colleges’ electricity will be supplied by the Stowbridge and Abbey Solar Farms, which have a combined capacity of 35MW and are owned by Toucan Energy. They are both in a thirty mile radius of the Colleges, being located in Ely and Huntingdon respectively. The remaining 20% of the Colleges’ electricity is to be sourced from solar generators across the UK, according to SmartestEnergy.
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