Renewable Connections Receives Third Solar Approval

              Renewable Connections has welcomed its third project consent in seven days, securing nearly 90MW of solar and battery storage pipeline in Scotland and England. Once operational, the three projects could displace the equivalent of 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuel sources throughout their lifetime. The three projects include the 23MW Selms Muir solar and battery storage development in West Lothian, the 21MW Kincraig Solar and battery storage development in Aberdeenshire, and the 46MW Snakes Meadow Solar Farm in Bedfordshire. All three recently consented projects have been developed by Renewable Connections in partnership with European Energy (EE) and once operational will have a lifespan of up to forty years.                                                                                                                                This year to date, Renewable Connections has secured seven consecutive project consents, with three projects consented in Scotland, and four in England. John Leith, development director at Renewable Connections, said: “Our three recently consented projects will not only bring the obvious, long-term renewable energy benefits, but also significant inward investment with over £179,000 of community benefit funds associated with them. He added: “We have been very fortunate to have eight projects consecutively approved, seven of which have been approved this year. We take a responsible, community led approach in the development of our projects. Whilst our key focus is on unlocking hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage and increasing energy independence in the UK, we are also committed to developing high quality projects which see benefits delivered to local residents and the natural environment.”



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