Solar park and ride ‘carport’ planned for St Ives would be country’s largest – Cambridge Independent

Solar park and ride ‘carport’ planned for St Ives would be country’s largest – Cambridge Independent

Cambridgeshire County Council has been granted planning permission to build a smart energy grid at the guided bus park and ride in St Ives.

Solar panels will be installed on canopies above parking spaces to generate electricity, which in turn will be used to power LED lighting and charge electric vehicles. Additional energy will be stored and sold.

The pilot project, which is an amalgamation of innovative and novel technologies, will be three times larger than the largest solar carport in the country if built and, if successful, will be rolled out to other sites around the county.

via Solar park and ride ‘carport’ planned for St Ives would be country’s largest – South Cambridgeshire – Cambridge Independent

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