Solar Farm Focus

​A solar farm in East Yorkshire fully powers Castle Hill Hospital.

Boston Renewables has recently completed an 11,000-panel installation in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. The new installation is now generating enough electricity to meet the hospital’s entire daytime running needs.

The Project
In November 2020, the Hull University Teaching Hospital Trust received a grant from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which enabled them to commence this ambitious solar farm installation project.

Salix Finance also assisted with the funding of the project as they enable the public sector organisations across England, Scotland, and Wales to take a lead in tackling climate change by increasing their energy efficiency. Salix provides 100% interest-free capital for the public sector to reduce their energy costs by enabling the installation of modern, energy-efficient technologies and replacing dated inefficient technologies.

The project is a part of the Hull University Teaching Hospital Trust’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 and the £4.2m grant-funded scheme is currently saving the Hospital a whopping £250,000 a month!

Another impressive fact about the installation is that the panels are currently generating around 26MWh per day, this is equivalent to the average daily energy needs of 3,250 UK households.

Working with Segen
John Hudson, the Managing Director of Boston Renewables stated that “it is always a great pleasure to use Segen” and that Segen is their no.1 supplier for PV needs as Segen have good stock availability and has a dedicated team of account managers who can discuss alternatives or assist in placing forward orders.

John also highlighted how Segen assisted with the logistics including deliveries of the inverters to ensure the project was completed with ease and on time. To add, the after-sales support was described as “second to none” and this is why Boston Renewables will continue to choose Segen for their upcoming PV installations.

To find out more about Salix Finance – click here.

To find out more about Boston Renewables – click here.

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