Councils Vote in Favour of 50 MW of Solarcentury Planning Applications

Councils in both Norfolk and Suffolk have voted in favour of planning applications submitted by Solarcentury for the development of 4 solar parks.

The planning applications across 4 sites have a total capacity of 50 MW and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 14,000 homes.

Breckland Council in Norfolk voted yesterday on 3 sites, totaling 38 MW. They are the 14.8 MW Hardingham Solar Park near Wymondham, the 11.5 MW Lexham Solar Park near Litcham and the 11.5 MW Fontaine Solar Park near Narborough.

The 3 Solar Parks will prevent an estimated 435,000 tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere during the lifetime of the installations.

In Suffolk, Waveney Council also voted in favour of Solarcentury’s application for a 12.3 MW Chediston Solar Park near Halesworth. This will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 3,500 homes.

Frans van den Heuvel, CEO, Solarcentury said:

“When the right sites are selected, solar is a very attractive technology”

In addition to the development of these sites, Solarcentury plans to design, build, operate and maintain the 4 sites.

Solarcentury sites are selected for their minimal visual impact and proximity of grid connection.

Solar can be scaled quickly and according to a yougov survey, it is the most popular clean technology with the UK public.

Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.

We work directly with our clients to design and install commercial, industrial and utility scale solar. We also supply our products and services to installers and distributors. All of our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, superior yields and sheer breadth of deployment.

We are a big believer in helping solar PV change our world for the better and contribute 5% of our net profits every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020.

Solarcentury has offices in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and a growing presence in Africa and Latin America.

Source: Solarcentury

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