BT Powers 90% of Research Center’s Energy Needs with Solar

October 28, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

BT energy manageBritish Telecom (BT) entered a deal with UK Sustainable Energy (UK-SE) to take 100 percent of the energy generated by UK-SE’s new solar farm at Brightwell to power a BT research campus.

Adastral Park, BT’s main research and development site in Suffolk will take 8 MW of power from the newly developed solar site at Brightwell, which boasts more than 32,500 solar panels.

The solar farm will supply up to 90 percent of the energy needs for BT’s Suffolk facility on peak energy days.

According to The Journal, the deal is valued at $42 million over the 20-year contract term.

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