Press release | 2016-09-27 | 10:18 AM

Carmarthenshire solar farm on the boil for six months

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has officially inaugurated its first UK solar power farm after generating enough power to boil over 27million kettles during its first six months of operation.

The Parc Cynog Solar Farm, at Castle Lloyd Farm near Pendine, is a first for Vattenfall as it is co-located with Vattenfall’s 11 turbine Parc Cynog Wind Farm.

Daniel Wills, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for the development and construction of the 4.95MW Parc Cynog Solar Farm, said: “The climate change benefits of a project like Parc Cynog Solar Farm are pretty clear – clean, green electricity for the local grid. After six months of operation the solar array would have prevented approximately 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere, when compared to natural gas generation.

“We were pleased to welcome friends of the solar farm last week. I think they were impressed by the scale for the array and its contribution to the Welsh power supply.” 

County Councillor for Laugharne Township Ward and Chair of the Parc Cynog Community Fund, Jane Tremlett, said: “It was a pleasure to join Vattenfall in the celebration of the Renewable Energy Park at Parc Cynog. Vattenfall has continually engaged with the local community and key stakeholders to deliver what looks like a successful project, where local sheep farming can continue.”

Vattenfall installed 18,654 panels installed in 11 days in March this year. Since it started generating clean power six months ago it has generated 2.7 million kilowatt hours, sufficient power to boil water in 27 million kettles.

For further information, please contact: Jason Ormiston; Media Relations; [email protected]; 07794524801

Photo: Key stakeholders including Vattenfall representatives, Natural Resources Wales, Carmarthenshire Energy join the celebrations and see the project for themselves.