The University of Edinburgh is installing a ground-mounted solar farm to help it with its carbon neutral by 2040 ambitions. The Easter Bush campus in Midlothian is to play home to the 5,000 panels currently being installed, with over 1,400,000kWh of electricity expected to be generated from the farm each year, saving an estimated £200,000 per year in electricity costs and providing 15% of Easter Bush’s electricity consumption. Alongside the existing generation capacity, 60% of Easter Bush’s electricity and 30% of its heat will therefore be generated on site using low or zero-carbon technologies. The Easter Bush campus is a fitting home for the farm, as it also includes a ‘living laboratory’ for solar PV research.
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