Manx Utilities have been working with the Department of Infrastructure, to identify the most suitable sites across the public estate for the deployment of solar PV projects, given the availability of resource and technical constraints of the network.
We have identified a number of sites across the public estate which have a high potential for solar production. These include public buildings and car parks. In total, 10MW of publicly-owned front-of-meter solar generation will be connected to our network by 2026. This will mean solar electricity can be available to all customers at the lowest possible cost. As brown-field sites are being utilised, this will ensure there is the lowest possible impact to our Island environment.
We will shortly be advertising a procurement exercise for the installation of the solar panels and we will release details of the initial sites in the near future.