Anesco granted planning approval for 20-MW solar project in Derbyshire
Solar power installation. Source: Anesco Ltd.
UK renewables developer Anesco Ltd is set to launch a 20-MW solar project in Derbyshire, England, the firm said today after receiving planning approval from Amber Valley Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District.
Anesco will build the solar farm on a 94-acre (38 ha) patch of low-grade grazing land in the town of Alfreton. The site was introduced to Anesco by UK property consultancy Carter Jonas, a firm that acts for the landowner on renewables schemes, said Anesco.
Construction works are expected to take around 27 weeks. Once up and running, the solar farm is expected to produce enough electricity to power 5,000 homes, and remain operational for 40 years.
Anesco says it has more than 430 MW of new solar and storage projects in planning or at the ready-to-build stage. The company’s pipeline exceeds 2 GW, while its operations and maintenance team is managing more than 1.1 GW of renewable energy assets, Anesco added.
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