10 Nov '17, 1pm

UK company plans massive, subsidy-free 350MW solar farm

UK company plans massive, subsidy-free 350MW solar farm

If it's true that a global electricity system running on 100% renewable energy really is possible , then almost every country in the world is going to have to significantly scale its renewable energy efforts. So far, in the UK, that has primarily meant large-scale offshore wind , rooftop solar and what you might call medium-scale solar farms . That may be about to change. UK-based Hive Energy and German solar company Wirsol Energy have just revealed a proposal for Cleve Hill Solar Farm —a gigantic 350MW, 890 acre solar farm on the Kent coast. Besides it's sheer size, which is hard to imagine on the crowded landscape of mainland Britain, there are a few other things worthy of note about this proposed project: 1) Developers say the panels will be oriented East-West, and at a lower angle, than is typical for UK solar. The goal is not to maximize output, but rather to provide ...

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