Smart Energy Solar is the UK’s first fully autonomous solar photovoltaic plant, and it has been running for the past four years.
The plant has been built in the Welsh town of Swansea and the first phase of the project has begun in earnest, with a second phase planned for 2021.
“We’re excited about the prospect of this project,” said David Pritchard, managing director of Smart Energy.
“We have seen the enormous benefits of smart energy technology, and have seen that it has significant potential to improve the quality of life for our people and our environment.”
The plant is powered by solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity.
The system consists of a small module, which produces power, and a large tower which distributes the power across the solar array.
The solar array consists of two modules: a thin-film solar cell that produces energy, and another module which is designed to absorb the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity for use.
The modules are arranged in pairs, with the second module providing the output from the first module.
This allows the plant to use less power than the two-module arrangement that’s been used in the past.
This is a first for a solar plant, but not the first for smart power.
There have been other solar projects in the UK that have involved more than one solar module, and the Swansea plant is just the latest.
In January, the UK government approved the first new solar farm in more than 100 years, and plans to build more than 200 such farms in the next 10 years.