UK’s Solarcentury wins planning nod for 20-MW solar park
UK solar park. Author: Robert Pittman. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Dec 9, 2014 - UK firm Solarcentury said yesterday it had obtained planning permission for a 20-MWp solar project in the East Midlands of England.
The solar energy company plans to start building the facility at the end of this year and plug it in before end-March 2015 so as to qualify for 1.4 Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) per MWh. Solarcentury noted that it will take several biodiversity measures under a habitat management plan.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant will be installed on predominantly grade 3 land near Sudbury, Derbyshire. Once operational, it will be able to produce enough electricity to meet the demand of about 5,500 households per year, Solarcentury calculates. The output of the facility will also help save more than 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for 25 years.
Earlier this month, the Southern Daily Echo said that the Test Valley Borough Council has recommended for refusal Solarcentury’s proposal for a 16-MW solar park in England’s Hampshire county
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