July 2023

Landfill solar park completed at Winterton


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Infinis, the UK’s leading generator of low carbon power from captured methane, and one of the UK’s largest recycling and waste management companies, FCC Environment’s new solar park in Winterton has reached project completion.

Developed on a former landfill site, Winterton Solar Park generates circa 4,300 MWh of renewable energy each year – enough to power more than 1,300 homes.

The Winterton solar energy park occupies approximately 18 acres. It has been constructed in accordance with a methodology approved by the Environment Agency, which protects the existing landfill structure.

Chris Ellis, Director of Operations at FCC Environment commented on the project: “We are thrilled to see the completion of the converted Winterton landfill site into a solar park. It is important to support these projects that make a significant contribution in supporting the UK to achieve its Net Zero targets.”

Shane Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of Infinis said: “Infinis is committed to developing and constructing its pipeline of projects on FCC sites. These developments repurpose landfill, enhance biodiversity and support the UK’s transition to net zero.

“We also welcome North Lincolnshire Council’s pro-active approach to reviewing and concluding planning applications in the shortest time possible. This focus has helped enable us to build Winterton and commence generating renewable power into the local grid network within a five-month period, and reinforces the local commitment to supporting clean energy.”

The EPC contractor for the project was Ethical Power.

Note: article reproduced from a partnership press release issued by FCC Environment.

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