SSE acquires first solar project

SSE has announced details of its first solar project that will deliver 30MW as part of a £12.5bn investment programme.

The development rights to the 30MW solar farm at Littleton Pastures is located near Evesham in Worcestershire has been purchased from the developer Stark Energy, and once complete in late 2023, the 77-acre site will be capable of powering some 9,400 homes.

"Today is a significant milestone for SSE with the acquisition of our first solar project and shows our serious ambitions in this market. We see solar as a key complementary technology to SSE’s existing portfolio of low carbon infrastructure such as wind and hydro and one that can power us towards net-zero," commented Richard Cave-Bigley, SSE sector director for distributed generation and storage.

SSE recently announced its 'Net Zero Acceleration Programme' to boost sustainable, clean growth, and lead the energy transition. The plans include a substantially increased, fully funded £12.5bn strategic capital investment plan to 2026 as well as targets to 2031.

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