BayWa r.e. gets planning permission for 49.9-MW solar project in UK
Sheep at a BayWa r.e. solar farm. Image credit: Jan Roeder. Source: BayWa r.e. (handout)
German renewables company BayWa r.e. AG said on Friday that it has received the planning permission to develop the 49.9-MW Rag Lane Solar Farm project near Bristol, UK.
The project will be executed in partnership with solar energy specialist Gruene Energien Solar GmbH.
The Rag Lane site is located in South Gloucestershire. BayWa r.e. expects to launch construction there at the beginning of 2023 and connect the plant to the grid in the second half of that year.
Once up and running, the Rag Lane Solar Farm will be capable of generating around 52 GWh of power per year. The plant is expected to increase South Gloucestershire Council’s renewable energy generating capacity by almost 30%, the German firm said.
“Receiving planning permission for the construction of the project is also a huge milestone for BayWa r.e. and marks the first of our greenfield sites in the UK to be granted consent. It is a credit to the hard work of the whole team, and we look forward to continuing these efforts as construction gets underway,” John Milligan, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. UK Limited, said in a statement.
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