Greater Manchester Local Authority 2.1MW

Facts and Figures

Client – Greater Manchester Local Authority

Solar Photovoltaics / Carbon Footprint Assessment / SECR / PAS 2060 / Carbon Offsets

System Size – 2.1 MWp

Generation Per Annum – 2,000,000 KWh

Expected Payback Period – 4 Years

Carbon Savings – 22,000 Tonnes over 20 Years

Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) solar farm situated at the Salford Road Resource Recovery Facility in Bolton was opened in January 2016. At full capacity, the solar farm is set to produce around 2 million kWh of electricity every year, which is enough to power approximately 600 homes. It comprises over 8,000 individual solar panels across 6.8 acres (296,208 square feet). The electricity produced by the solar panels is fed back into the National Grid.

In 2020 Energy Gain UK Ltd started maintaining this site which was funded and wholly owned by the GMCA. This is one of the largest ‘public’ sector solar farm sites (296,208 square feet) with 8,400 solar panels.

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