SCOTTISH Water has unveiled its single biggest ever investment in solar energy projects as it seeks to drive down carbon emissions and costs a sites across Scotland. The utility has pledged to spend £9 million in solar projects at assets around the country over the next three years through its Scottish Water Horizons subsidiary, having appointed four contractors to develop, design and install solar panels at the sites. The work will be carried out by Absolute Solar & Wind, FES, Saliis and Styles & Wood, which emerged after Scottish Water Horizons received 17 bids and 45 expressions of interest during the tender process. The utility produces electricity through 26 hydro turbine sites, 18 wind-powered sites and two biomass plants. It also generates sufficient bio-gas to power 2,000 homes through a Scottish Water Horizons-owned food waste recycling plant near Cumbernauld.
Herald 30th Sept 2016 http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/company_news/14767888.Scottish_Water_sanctions_biggest_ever_solar_project_investment/