Clean energy solutions company Enviromena has secured unanimous approval from planners for a 30-acre solar farm near Aberdare, South Wales. The 9MW project was presented by Enviromena in partnership with RE Projects Development and will be built over four fields accommodating between 16 and 23 rows of south-facing photovoltaic panels. The site will keep all existing hedges and vegetation, and continued agriculture, with the lowest edge of the panels raised above the ground to enable sheep to continue grazing at the location. The Bryngolwg site will be capable of providing power to over 2,500 homes and will offset around 3,700 tonnes of carbon emissions per annum once operational.
Bryngolwg is Enviromena’s first project in the principality, but the clean energy company is currently constructing other large sites across England, including a 24.2MW Horsey Levels project in Somerset and a 17.9MW project in Kiln Fields, Hampshire – the latter also received unanimous approval from Hart District Councillors back in July. Councillors on the Cynon Valley Council planning committee voted 8-0 in favour of the application at Bryngolwg Farm on Rhigos Road in Hirwan, Rhonnda Cynon Taf. Enviromena’s European Sales Director Lee Adamssaid: “This is our second site to receive unanimous planning approval in four months and we believe that local planners are reacting to the urgent need for renewable energy to tackle rising electricity bills together with the need to meet the UK Government’s new targets to double existing renewable generation capacity by 2030.
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