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Salford's first solar farm is now connected to the city

A 2-MW solar farm in Salford, the first for the city in the Greater Manchester area, has been connected to the UK grid, Salford City Council announced.

The solar farm takes up a stretch of 3.8 hectares (9.39 acres) in Little Hulton, now populated with 3,774 ground-mounted solar panels. The plant will generate over 2 GWh of electricity per year, which will be used to offset Salford City Council’s electricity bills, the announcement said.

The project was partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Salford City Council. It is part of a larger scheme called Unlocking Green Energy in Greater Manchester and the commitment of Salford and the rest of Greater Manchester to become carbon neutral by 2038.

The main contractor for the project was Vital Energi, which previously installed a solar carport in the city.


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