Guernsey Electricity, has installed hundreds of roof mounted solar panels at the
power station on Northside, Vale, creating the the largest solar array in the Channel
The panels supplied by The Little Green Energy company have been generating
renewable energy and in the first 50 days and have already generated enough
energy to provide either seven average homes with heat, light and power for a whole
year or drive for 100,000 miles in an electric vehicle.
The solar array contributes towards Guernsey Electricity’s commitment to the
environment through low-carbon and sustainable energy. The array will help
Guernsey’s energy security by diversifying the island’s energy mix in addition to the
existing on-island generation capacity and importation of low-carbon electricity from
“As well as offering the opportunity to lower emissions, this renewable energy
development will benefit all islanders because it feeds solar energy directly into
Guernsey’s electricity network. Every customer can be proud to say that a small
proportion of their energy consumption is locally and renewably sourced,” said Alan
Bates, Guernsey Electricity’s chief executive.
“Guernsey Electricity continues to consider how advances in technology can benefit
the island as a whole, and installing the solar array is an opportunity for us to see the
impact first hand of renewable energy,” added Mr Bates.
Planning permission for the 100KW solar array was given in November 2017. The
work to install the array commenced in February 2018 and completed in late March
Guernsey Electricity’s Head of Energy Solutions, Vince Smith, said: “Our own
commercial installation team working with The Little Green Energy Company
was a great success. We had the right team, with the right skills, to deliver the
work to a tight deadline.”