Cardiff Council is to run the rule over a planned ground-mount solar farm this week which could bolster public coffers to the tune of more than £6 million. The council is seeking to convert an old landfill site into a 7.5MW solar farm which, if approval is granted at a meeting on 15 June 2018, could be commissioned as early as next September. And the council has been working alongside a company located nearby which would become a part-offtaker of the solar farm’s generated capacity. That business has agreed in principle to enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement for 4.5MW of the farm’s total capacity, with the remainder exported to the national grid. Following the conclusion of the agreement, all 7.5MW of the farm’s capacity will be exported for the remaining 15 years of its life expectancy, the council said.
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