Anglian Water announced the completion of their largest solar project to date in September 2020.
The project is located at the company’s treatment works at England’s third largest reservoir, Grafham Water, which uses approximately 45 million kilowatt hours of energy a year to supply clean water to hundreds of thousands of customers.
The energy generated by the solar panels will be used on site to help power essential operations. In total nearly 43,000 solar modules will generate over 26% of the energy used by the works; that’s enough electricity to power 3,000 houses. The solar energy produced will also prevent the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of 1,000 family cars, based on 12,000 miles annually.