Chloe Greenbank

The sun is finally putting in a bright and beaming appearance over UK soil, which is welcome news for Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA). Its investors, the Peel Group, announced on Monday 1 July that it plans to build a £2 million solar farm which will generate 25% of the airport’s energy and drastically reduce its carbon footprint.

Due to be operational in 2020, the solar farm is expected to provide 1.7 MWp of zero carbon energy, saving 220 tonnes of carbon every year – the equivalent of boiling an impressive 2.2 million kettles.

[HMG Aerospace]