30 Apr '18, 12pm

Local council in the UK unveils plans for a giant solar farm

The solar farm would generate 10 MW of electricity per year, enough to supply around 3,000 homes. The facility, plus the industrial units, would inject £940,000 into council funds to be invested in front line services including social care. The project would cost an estimated £16 million, paid using one-off pots of money, including income from property sales and investment. The council’s cabinet will assemble to discuss the proposal at its meeting on 1st May. If approved, the plans will be presented again in more detail before the cabinet and a planning application submitted to the council planning board. The Quorn Solar Farm would cover a 62-acre site and would consist of parallel rows of PV panels connected to the National Grid. Visual and landscape impacts, hedgerow maintenance, site security and the mitigation of potential glare will all be taken into account in the de...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/local-co...

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