Last Updated on Friday, 9 October, 2020 at 10:01 am by Andre Camilleri
The first solar farm in Malta built according to the 2017 Solar Farm Policy is now operating at full capacity. The 2,400kW project, driven by Hili Company and its partners, is installed over 29,000 square metres of land in Benghajsa.
The project repurposes a disused quarry to produce enough clean energy to power some 760 households annually. This contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions by almost 1,000 tonnes a year. The landscaping of the site with indigenous vegetation further contributes to the CO2 capture and lends to the regeneration of the area’s natural beauty.
Edward Hili, CEO of Hili Company, comments: “We are very proud of this exciting project which represents further progress towards Malta achieving its renewable energy targets. It presses all the right buttons for both the private and the public sectors, benefitting both the economy and the environment.
We recognise that more needs to be done to move towards a greener economy and we are determined to play our part.”