Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President, and Humber University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust joined Boston Renewables at the new Castle Hill Solar Farm in Cottingham, as part of the MP’s visit to the region to view the progress of the Trust’s ‘Zero-Thirty’ plan.
The Humber University Teaching Hospital’s Trust is now well underway with its plan to achieve an ambitious target of becoming net-zero by 2030 – ten years ahead of the NHS’s current target of 2040.
Part of this plan included the installation of 11,000 solar panels next to Castle Hill Hospital, which was carried out by Boston Renewables over the course of six months.
The development covers 7.7 hectares, including access roads, on land south of Castle Road in Cottingham.
The solar farm has now been commissioned and will generate a total of 4,258,000 kWh annually, generating a third of the total energy requirements of Castle Hill Hospital, meeting all of its daytime requirements in the summer. This will be a huge step for the trust in reaching their target.
As well as the installation of solar PV, the Trust have also vowed to replace 20,000 lights with LED bulbs across Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, cut energy use by 15%, and send no waste to landfills by 2025.
Managing Director John Hudson said, “Boston Renewables has been very proud to work on behalf of the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the delivery of such a prestigious development. We wish them every success in reaching their 2030 net-zero target.”
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