Cambridgeshire County Council invites Great Shelford and Stapleford residents and users of the Babraham Road Park & Ride site to come talk to the Council’s Energy Investment Team about a new clean energy project being considered for the site. As a County Council, we’re looking for innovative new ways of using our assets to generate clean energy, reduce our environmental impact while generating revenue for much-needed public services. With our partner, Bouygues E & S, we’re designing a renewable energy system at the site. Our renewable energy system solar panels mounted on carports above the car parking spaces. An artist’s impression is included below.
These panels will generate clean, renewable electricity to power not only the site, but also for electric vehicle chargers, neighbouring customers and autonomous vehicles planned for 2019. The project will be underpinned by battery storage which will store green electricity, allowing us to power the different demand centres after dark. This project could pave the way for public transport to move away from fossil fuels, a known contributor to poor air quality. The same team has been designing a similar project planned for the St Ives Park & Ride, on the northern end of the Guided Busway.