Energy comparison customers in Cornwall could soon be receiving their power from the UK's largest solar park after the local authority approved plans.
Cornwall Council gave the green light to energy supplier Cornwall Power to build a £12 million project that will generate 5MW of cheap electricity.
The cheap energy will be used by South West Water at its water treatment works in Restormel.
Chair of the energy company David Fyffe told Insider Media that the location was chosen for a particular purpose.
"Normally such a system would sell electricity to the national grid but we have selected the site carefully in order to provide power to the water treatment works that is nearby."
He said this is a more sustainable model because the power is used where it is generated.
"The holy grail for such projects has always been to have micro-generation systems producing and using that electricity on site," he added.
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