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Construction begins at Offham Landfill Solar Park

Ethical Power has started work on the third landfill solar project with Infinis.

KENT, 20 May: Ethical Power has begun construction on the new Offham Landfill Solar Park, a project headed by renewable energy generator Infinis.

Ethical Power has been named the principal contractor for the site’s development, having previously worked with Infinis on the Winterton and Boston landfill solar projects.

The 31-acre Offham Landfill Solar Park, located in Kent on an FCC Environment landfill site, will generate about 11,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy each year. This is enough to power around 2,700 homes.

Using landfill sites for solar parks turns previously unviable land into a productive resource. Part of this process involves a series of biodiversity commitments, such as the planting of 16 new trees and around 200m of hedgerow. Existing hedgerows and grassland will also be enhanced, and a public right of way will be installed on the site.

Andrew Leeding, Director of Development and Construction at Infinis, commented: “We’re delighted to be working closely with Ethical Power once again, following the successful completion of our Winterton solar project last year.

“Offham Solar Park will help to increase energy supply and support the UK’s journey to Net Zero. This project, together with our site under construction at Boston, further strengthens our partnership and aligns with the common goal to deliver a strong pipeline of solar energy parks.”

The solar park is expected to come online in the second half of 2024.