Pollards Solar Farm – Introduction

ScottishPower Renewables

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is part of the ScottishPower group of companies operating in the UK under the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy.  ScottishPower now only produces 100% green electricity – focusing on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. The company is investing over £6m every working day* to make this happen and is committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills to deliver a better future, quicker for everyone.

(*between 2018-2022).

Electric car

Above: ScottishPower Renewables Electric Vehicle

SPR is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation.  SPR’s ambitious growth plans include expansion of its existing onshore wind portfolio, investment in new large-scale solar deployment and innovative grid storage systems including batteries. The company is also delivering the Iberdrola Group’s offshore windfarms in the Southern North Sea off East Anglia.

With over 40 operational windfarms, SPR manages all its sites through its world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow.

Solar power, and other sources of renewable energy, have an important role to play as part of the mix of energy sources required to meet national energy targets, in particular the Government’s legally binding target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The solar farm has the potential to significantly contribute towards these national targets and to make a considerable difference in reducing national CO2 emissions.

Above: Whitelee Windfarm near Glasgow

Why SPR are searching for solar in your area?

SPR has been active in the investment of new large-scale solar deployment, particularly in the south of England. 

SPR currently have a number of solar farms in planning and consented in England, including Brigstock, Coal Clough, Coldham and Carland Cross solar farms generating cleaner power and socio-economic benefits to local communities.Through our established presence in England, SPR has a history of working positively with communities within the region. We are keen to ensure employment and the business skills required to maximise economic benefits can be delivered locally to ensure those who live near our sites benefit.

Pollards Solar Farm is situated within areas subject to high solar irradiation levels, providing increased energy compared to other parts of the UK.

 


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