The St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid will be a ‘first of its kind’ in the UK, paving the way for future green energy projects.
The project will install carports above the two central car parking sections, to which solar panels will be fitted.
These panels will generate renewable electricity - powering not only the site, but also electric vehicle charging points and local businesses in the years to come.
Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and will take up to one year to complete. The carpark will remain open during this time, with construction work being carefully coordinated to minimise the impact on users of the site.
The team behind the St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid will be in St Ives over three evenings in October to discuss the project and answer questions.
Tuesday 8 October, 7pm-8pm
Tuesday 22 October, 7pm-8pm
Tuesday 29 October, 7pm-8pm
St Ives Corn Exchange, The Tony Burges Room, The Pavement, The Old Riverport, St Ives PE27 5AD.
More information about the project can be found on the Energy Investment Team's website here: https://www.mlei.co.uk/projects/renewable-energy-&-storage/st-ives-park-&-ride-smart-energy-grid/.