Soham Solar Farm outshines expectations
The 12 MW solar farm built by Cambridgeshire County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services in Soham went live a year ago. The solar farm, which receives support from Contracts for Difference, covers nearly 70 acres of Grade 3 agricultural land and still supports grazing sheep. Following a full year of operation, Bouygues was pleased to report that the solar farm produced 5% more green electricity than expected. This will increase the net income to the Council by £50,000 over the expected £1M. Part of the income will go to pay off the loan used to finance the scheme while the rest will be used to support frontline services provided by the Council.