In the first trimester of 2022, students from the MSc in Energy Management specialisation will visit Verwood Solar Farm. It is owned by Belton Power, a well-established clean-energy company at the leading edge of renewables project development in the UK.
Located 3 km from Verwood in Dorset, the farm was built in 2014 and fully commissioned in February 2015. It awards benefit grants each year to local communities. This funding has helped various causes, including playground equipment for a local school and solar panels on the roof of the village hall.
The Big Picture:
20 MW Capacity
5,676 homes are powered annually
c.9,058 tons of CO2 saved annually
About the Visit
Participants will hear key insights on:
- Technology: What is key for the electricity-generation process?
- What are the operational challenges and benefits?
- Are current policies supporting the growth of solar?
- Business perspective and incentives
Empowering the Energy Transition
“As energy markets and economies recover from the short-term impact of the pandemic, significant changes in the energy system continue, and we will likely observe a rapid acceleration of the energy transition in the next decades. Through this specialisation we aim to inspire the future generation of leaders in the industry. The MSc in Energy Management provides the vital skills, knowledge and practical experience required by the current and, most importantly, future energy-industry job markets,” says Dr Georgia Makridou, Academic Director of the MSc in Energy Management at ESCP Business School.