The 42-acre Lamby Way Solar Farm is being built on a former landfill. This facility uses 32,000 panels to create 8.99 megawatts of emissions-free energy per year. Council officials approved the sale of 5 MW per year to Welsh Water for its water treatment plant. The remainder of the energy output will be sold to National Grid, creating new revenue for Cardiff. Lamby Way Solar Farm produces 2,972 tons of carbon dioxide less than traditional energy generation.
City officials and Scenic Hill Solar are developing three solar plants powered by 7,000 panels. The plants are slated to replace other energy sources for Forrest City's buildings and daily operations. The 3.46-megawatt solar facilities are expected to create 5.8 million kilowatt-hours per year. Forrest City also moves toward carbon neutrality by eliminating 115,952 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2.3-megawatt turbine is the first in Cornwall to be connected to a smart grid. The power generated by the turbine is distributed based on current energy demands. Council officials estimate that the turbine can power 1,180 homes every year. A 1-megawatt battery built by Centrica provides backup power in case the area grid falters. These developments will help the council achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.