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March 29, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Switch on for Scottish Water solar panel project #SolarPower

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Scotland creates more sustainable energy by adding solar panels to it’s water treatment facility. via heraldscotland

A THOUSAND solar panels have been hooked up at a water treatment works serving Edinburgh and parts of West Lothian.

The green energy generators now provide a quarter of the energy needed at the Marchbank Water Treatment Works near Balerno, which serves 68,000 properties.

The development is one of a number of projects completed by Scottish Water Horizons, a subsidiary of the public utility, which supports the development of a sustainable technology in Scotland.

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