Clean energy services company Enviromena announced on Tuesday it has received planning approval for a 9-MW solar project near Aberdare, South Wales.
The scheme was presented by Enviromena in partnership with RE Projects Development and unanimously approved by the councillors on the Cynon Valley Council.
Located in a 30-acre (12.1-ha) area at Bryngolwg Farm, the solar farm will consist of between 16 and 23 rows of south-facing photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Enviromena expects the solar plant to generate enough clean electricity to meet the demand of more than 2,500 homes and offset around 3,700 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Agriculture will continue on the site as all existing hedges and vegetation will be kept, and the panels raised above the ground to enable sheep to continue grazing.
Bryngolwg is Enviromena’s first solar project in Wales. The company is currently working also on other large-scale sites across England, such as the 24.2-MW Horsey Levels project in Somerset and the 17.9-MW project in Kiln Fields, Hampshire.
Earlier this month, the company announced it will appeal against Dorset Council’s decision to reject its proposal for an 11.8-MW solar farm in the countryside north-east of Dorchester.
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