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Centrica Business Solutions to build out solar and battery asset portfolio

Centrica Business Solutions has established a team to develop large scale, grid-connected solar and battery storage assets in the UK and Europe.

Centrica Energy Assets will develop, build, manage and optimise a portfolio of Centrica-owned solar and battery projects that will help provide the company’s customers with clean energy.

The UK solar market now exceeds 14GW, and Centrica has to date completed over 85MW of projects including most recently a 4,000 panel project for the British Army, covering an area the size of eight football pitches at the Defence School of Transport near Beverley, Yorkshire.

Centrica has an aspiration to build a total of 650MW of solar farms by 2026. In addition, the company aims to grow its battery portfolio over the same period, meaning its low carbon assets could increase by around 900MW.  

"We’ve seen a commitment from Government to a green grid by 2035, but to achieve this it’s vital we build out the level of storage to help manage supply and demand"
Greg McKenna, Managing Director at Centrica Business Solutions

Photograph from Solar farm at DST Leconfield. Image by Cpl Danielle Dawson / MOD Crown Copyright 2021