Hampshire airfield transformed into 4.3MW solar farm

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    Airfields represent an ideal location for solar parks due to their flat nature and quality of land. Image credit: Oregon DOT

An old World War II airfield in Andover has undergone a dramatic facelift after a 4.3MW solar farm was installed on the site.

The former airfield is now capable of generating enough electricity to power over a 1,000 local homes.

The project was developed by Ikaros Solar and financed by Oxford Capital. Commenting on the development, Andrew Sherlock, partner, Oxford Capital said: “Andover Airfield had a history of innovation as an active RAF base and it is good to see the spirit of innovation continue with the site now being used to generate clean, renewable electricity.”

The Andover solar site is one of a number of Oxford Capital’s growing solar portfolio worth more than £45 million.

Commenting on the completion of the park, Mike Carter, managing director of Ikaros Solar said: “We are delighted to have demonstrated our capability once again. Apart from our ability to build out rapidly major projects such as these, our customers are increasingly attracted by the fact that we can cover the full scope of their requirements.”

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