British Solar Renewables seeks permit for 75-MWp solar park in Wales

New South Wales solar park. Author: Chris Baird. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic.

May 9 (Renewables Now) - UK-based British Solar Renewables, also known as BSR Energy, is seeking planning permission to build an up to 75-MW photovoltaic (PV) park in Wales.

The renewable energy developer said on Thursday it has submitted plans for the so-called Rush Wall Solar Park and will await a decision around the winter. The planning application has been lodged after a programme of public consultations.

Proposed to be installed on agricultural land in Redwick, in the Monmouthshire county of Wales, the solar park is expected to be capable of producing electricity for around 18,000 homes annually. It will be hooked to the National Grid network, with its output estimated to help offset more than 16,600 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

British Solar Renewables noted that the 85-ha (210-acre) project site is located within an area included in the list of Sites of special scientific interest (SSSI) and added that its proposal offers ecological enhancements.

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