Case study 7

Altcar Training Camp on Merseyside, one of the UK’s premier facilities for small arms marksmanship and military training, has made a commitment to using renewable sources of energy with the installation of a new 1 megawatt solar farm.

Altcar Training Camp is owned and managed by the North West Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA) who have partnered with Task Contract Solutions to develop and financially support solar projects for the Reserve and Cadet Estate in the North West of England. In return for accommodating the installation on RFCA land, Task Contract Solutions have coordinated the system’s design, construction and financing. The Association has agreed to consume the energy produced through the solar installation making significant energy cost savings, estimated at £58,000 per annum.

Situated on the Sefton coast in an area of immense biodiversity value, home to many rare species and unique habitats, Altcar Training Camp has made an ongoing commitment to sustainability and conservation. This partnership with the North West Reserve Forces   is another step forward in the Camp’s ongoing efforts to maintain a sustainable and responsible presence on Merseyside.

Lt Col Gordon Black, Commandant Altcar Training Camp, said: ‘Altcar is uniquely situated to exploit the possibilities of renewable energy, and this project is another step in that commitment. We have a long history here as custodians of this unique stretch of coastline, a role we continue to prioritise.

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