Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group, construction and maintenance provider for maritime infrastructure, has announced it will partner with a group of Belgian companies in the development and construction of the first off-shore photovoltaic floating project in the North Sea. The Belgian consortium for the project includes engineering services provider Tractebel, a subsidiary of French energy giant Engie; dredging and hydraulic engineering company DEME NV, solar manufacturer Soltech NV, and Ghent University.
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A 17MW solar farm being developed by Lightsource BP has been granted planning permission by Rugby Borough Council. The solar farm, located at Streetfields Farm in Lutterworth, is set to save 5,869 tonnes of carbon emissions a year. It has also been designed to act as a haven for local wildlife, with a bespoke Biodiversity Management Plan having been developed in conjunction with the planning application. As much of the site as possible is to be enhanced for local wildlife, ensuring native species benefit from planting, seeding and habitat creation.
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Solar power in Scotland could be set for a boom in the next five years, organisers of the annual solar conference in Edinburgh have said. The Capital hosts the annual Scottish Renewables Solar Conference in September which will see more than 260 organisation come together to discuss the future of solar power in the country. The renewable energy source is seen as a potential growth market in Scotland, with more than three times the current amount of solar power currently being constructed or awaiting construction. Hannah Smith, senior policy manager at Scottish Renewables said solar power is “underrated” as an energy source despite the pressure on the government to make the move away from more polluting sources of electricity such as coal, gas and nuclear.
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