Burges Salmon advised Anesco on UK's first subsidy-free solar farm

Anesco’s Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility will generate enough electricity for around 2,500 homes and save 4,452 tonnes of carbon.

29 September 2017

Burges Salmon’s energy team advised Anesco on its Clayhill solar farm project. Based near Flitwick in Bedfordshire, Clayhill is the first solar farm in the UK to operate without a government subsidy. 

The facility was opened officially by Claire Perry MP, UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry, on 26 September.

Anesco is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers with more than 100 solar farms in its portfolio. It originated, financed and built the Clayhill project, which is a 10MW solar installation combined with a 6MW energy storage facility.

Will Woodall, partner in the firm’s real estate team, comments: “We were all excited to work on Anesco’s first-of-its-kind project. It’s a landmark development for both the renewable energy sector and moving the UK towards achieving a sustainable future. We love working with Anesco and look forward to assisting them with their other ambitious and exciting new developments.”

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