Solar and battery developer Renewable Connections has received consent from the UK Government for a new PV project in the East Midlands, England. Rushcliffe Borough Council approved the 49.9MW Church Farm solar project on the 10 November 2022. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has now ratified the decision. Development director at Renewable Connections John Leith said: “This project will play an integral role in helping Rushcliffe Borough Council meet its own Climate Emergency objectives. “As well as providing energy for up to 14,000 homes, it will also achieve a substantial biodiversity net gain of 93% and provide significant benefits to local wildlife. “Throughout the project development we engaged with local people, statutory consultees and Council officers, who’s support has been much appreciated. “We made a number of improvement to the design of the project as a result of the local community’s feedback.” The project has been developed in partnership with European Energy (EE) and once operational is expected to have a lifespan of up to forty years.
Credits: renewa.biz [Image: Renewable Connections ]