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Save Up to £150,000 on Energy Costs with Solar-Powered EV Car Park

Northumberland County Council has opened a new solar car port array set to save between £100,000 and £150,000 in energy costs.

Designed and built by UK Power Networks (UKPN) the project includes a canopy of 800kW solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed over a 40-year-old staff car park which will provide clean energy to the council’s headquarters in County Hall in Morpeth.

Addtionaly, a 400kW battery energy storage system with smart controls has been installed to optimise energy use.

The car park will also feature 100 fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers and 20 rapid chargers.


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