22 Jan '15, 9am

UK Sawmills Solar Park plan gets the 'green light': When complete, the 7.5 MW solar plant will generate enough...

Bristol-based chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has helped secure planning permission for a solar park at the Ashcombe Estate, near Dawlish, Devon on behalf of Solstice Renewables. The overall site area is 29 hectares, with the area covered by solar panels comprising 17 hectares. With a capacity of 7.5 MW, the solar park will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 2,100 average homes annually, which is around one third of the homes in Dawlish. The solar park, over time, is expected to save an estimated 2,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. The Sawmills Solar Park is located within the Ashcombe Estate, 3.2km west of Dawlish. The site is ideal for this purpose, thanks to the high average sun hours, good grid connections and transport links, and the bowl-shaped landscape which will naturally screen the park from ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41182/uk-sawmill...

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