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Latest figures for Council’s renewable energy generation released

Published: 16 April 2024

Data reveals huge amount of renewable energy generated across Exeter Solar Farm

Exeter City Council is continuing to generate large amounts of electricity at sites across the city as it strives to become Net Zero by 2030.

As the amount of power generated continues to grow, the Council has pledged to release its data on how much renewable energy has been produced quarterly throughout the year.

The solar generation data for last quarter, January to March 2024, is:

Total Solar Array – 3.4 MWp

Total Energy Generated - 244,408 kWh

Carbon Savings – 51.81 tCO2e

Equivalent C02 Savings of 7,402 Trees*

*Based on approx. 7kg absorbed per Ash tree per year Source: Treeconomics Valuing Exeter’s Urban Forest Report 2023

In total the Council has a 3.4MWp Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) capacity across 13 sites, including:

Ground mounted 1.2MWp Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) array at Water Lane co-located with a 1MW/2MWh battery storage facility and a connection providing a renewable energy supply to our Operations Depot at Exton Road to support the electrification of the Council’s fleet, completed in January 2023.

124kW PV array installed at Riverside Leisure Centre alongside a small battery store

Battery storage technology also installed at Matford Centre and John Lewis car park

Solar PV panels installed on more than 800 City Council homes - around 17% of the Council’s housing stock - as part of a larger retrofit programme installing solar PV, ground source heat pumps, solar domestic hot water and mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems.

The full list of the Council’s current solar sites is: Water Lane Solar Farm, Livestock Centre, Mary Arches Car Park, John Lewis Car Park, Riverside Leisure Centre, Civic Centre (Phases 1 & 2), Materials Reclamation Facility, The Ark Store, Clip ‘n’ Climb Centre, Wat Tyler House, RAMM, Oakwood House and Belle Isle.

For more on tackling climate change visit the Council’s dedicated webpage

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