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What future for large nuclear projects?

The UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm was officially last week by Climate Change Minister, Claire Perry.  The 45 acre Clayhill solar farm & energy storage facility near Flitwick in Bedfordshire, built by energy provider Anesco, is made up of over 30,000 solar panels - enough to power 2,500 homes.

The solar farm will be the first in the UK to be built & operated without Government subsidy, following a fall in the cost of solar panels by two thirds since 2010.  Battery technology also has an important role to play in making renewable energy a viable part of the UK’s energy network by ensuring energy can be captured and stored for use when needed.
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BEIS:  Subsidy free solar comes to the UK

National Infrastructure Commission:  First subsidy-free solar farm a ‘welcome step’ towards cheaper renewable energy

Greg Clark speech at Energy UK

Independent review to ensure energy is affordable for households & businesses

Business Secretary to establish UK as world leader in battery technology as part of modern Industrial Strategy

NAO:  Hinkley Point C

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