Ameresco wins Scottish council solar tender
- Project to construct 2 PV projects on former landfill sites in North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire Council has granted the tender for the delivery of 2 local authority-owned solar farms to Ameresco.
The ₤ 12.8 million project will see solar farms improved former landfill sites at Nethermains between Kilwinning as well as Irvine, and at Shewalton in Irvine.
Ameresco has a track record of delivery of renewable resource projects as well as will start work quickly on the detailed design stage of the site, the council said.
Both solar farms are key elements of distribution of the Council's Environmental Sustainability as well as Climate Change Strategy and are anticipated to create a substantial amount of energy, aiding North Ayrshire to attain net-zero carbon discharges by 2030, as well supplying a yearly net income that can be reinvested in the area.
Cllr Tony Gurney, cabinet member for economy as well as climate change at North Ayrshire Council claimed: "This will certainly be a transformational project which will certainly supply clean, renewable resource as well as aid us in our drive to reduce carbon discharges.
" Both Shewalton and also Nethermains are both former landfill sites - with limited scope for alternate usages - so to see them changed into a source of green energy will certainly be remarkable.
" We have taken fantastic strides in our initiatives to curb climate change and also have minimized our very own carbon discharges by greater than 68% across the Council's estate because 2005.
" While that reveals progress has actually been made, we understand we will certainly need to go even more and faster.
" That's why ambitious projects such as the solar farms will be so important as we continue to move in the direction of our target of net-zero carbon discharges by 2030.".
Stewart Dunn, company growth manager at Ameresco, added: "We are excited and also proud to companion with North Ayrshire Council to provide these vital solar PV farms that will contribute significantly to decarbonisation of their procedures.
" As a leading independent clean technology firm, we have a performance history of implementing solar PV on landfill sites to create renewable energy as well as eagerly anticipate energising these systems.".
The two projects are expected to be creating green energy by next year, with Nethermains arranged to be full in springtime 2024 and Shewalton coming online in autumn 2024.