The renewable energy arm of BayWa has achieved commercial operations at its Bracks Farm Solar Park in the UK. The project, which is located approximately 2km to the east of Wicken in Cambridgeshire, produces enough clean energy to supply 8000 homes with green, renewable energy per year. The completion of the site brings the total solar capacity installed by BayWa r.e. in the UK to just over 350MWp. Construction on Bracks started in September 2022, and the project was sold to the UK’s Railways Pension Scheme, managed by Railpen, at the end of last year. BayWa r.e. will provide long-term O&M, as well as commercial asset management services for the solar project.
In partnership with Grune Energien Solar, BayWa r.e. has also recently received planning consent for the development of the Clump Farm and Hill Farm solar projects in Leicestershire. With installed solar capacity of 49.9MWp and 18MWp respectively, these projects will be able to supply up to 22,000 Leicestershire homes with green energy per year in what is a major contribution to both Hinkley and Bosworth Borough Council’s and Blaby District Council’s environmental objectives. Now that consent has been granted, the Clump Farm and Hill Farm solar projects should commence construction in 2025. “Solar farms are essential to achieve the UK’s goal of net zero carbon by 2050 and ensure homes and businesses can be powered by clean, renewable and domestically generated energy, said BayWa r.e. UK managing director John Milligan. “The successful commercial operation of Bracks solar farm, as well as the approvals for Clump Farm Solar and Hill Farm Solar are testament to the hard work put in by our team. With a development pipeline of 1.9GW across solar, wind and storage projects, we are looking forward to delivering more projects over the coming years.”
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