First live chat event for Elwy Solar Energy Farm

As part of the community consultation process for Elwy Solar Energy Farm, Solarcentury is hosting online ‘live chat’ events for members of the community.

The first event will take place on Thursday 10th September from 10.00am until midday. Using the live chat message facility in the online community hall accessible from the project website, local residents, organisations and businesses will be able to ask questions to the Solarcentury team. They plan to have a Welsh speaker on hand too.

To join in the online live chats residents and businesses can simply click on the box in the bottom corner of the screen of the online community hall. It can all be accessed via www.solarcentury.com/elwy.

The online live chat events will be held on:

Live Chat session 1: Thursday 10th September 10.00am – midday
Live Chat session 2: Tuesday 15th September 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Live Chat session 3: Thursday 17th September 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Live Chat session 4: Tuesday 22nd September 6.30pm – 8.30pm

If people don’t feel comfortable joining in the live chats but still have a question they can contact Solarcentury in the following ways:

  • Click on the link to the online feedback form at solarcentury.com/elwy
  • Email: elwysolar@solarcentury.com
  • Write to: Elwy Solar, Solarcentury, 90 Union Street, London, SE1 0NW
  • Call: 0207 549 1299
  • And if you are a local supplier or contractor who would like to register their interest in supporting the project longer term, you can send in your details via the online survey (as above).

The consultation for Elwy Solar Energy Farm is open until Friday 9th October 2020. To find out more about it visit www.solarcentury.com/elwy and click on the link to the online community hall.

Solarcentury look forward to receiving thoughts on the design, layout and appearance of the solar farm as well as any other questions you might have.

 

Notes to Editors:

Solarcentury, one of the UK’s leading solar power companies, is evaluating land to the north east of St Asaph for the development of a new solar energy farm – Elwy solar energy farm.

The land identified is north of the A55 North Wales Expressway and west of the A525 and has been carefully chosen for its potential to deliver high levels of solar-powered electricity to the grid via an array of solar panels mounted on the ground. Solarcentury is also proposing to install batteries at the site in order to store the electricity generated for use during the day and the night.

Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a global integrated solar power company, and a leader in the development, construction and operation of solar projects and smart energy technology at all scales, across Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Independent and headquartered in the UK, Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest solar farms in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, as well as other pioneering projects including the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London and IKEA’s residential solar offer in Europe.

Solarcentury’s mission is to make solar power mainstream and make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate chaos by increasing the accessibility and production of solar power across the world. Over the past 20 years, Solarcentury’s solar projects have generated over 3.5 billion kWh of clean electricity and saved over 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.

In 2006, Solarcentury helped establish SolarAid, a charity which aims to combat climate change and poverty in the developing world by providing access to solar lights, while helping to eradicate the use of kerosene lamps in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Solarcentury donates 5% of its net profits to SolarAid, which to date has enabled more than 10 million people across Africa to access safe, clean and sustainable solar light power.

Find more information on the company at www.solarcentury.com/about

For questions about this press release contact Nicola Perkin on 07795 637285.