Windel Energy is running a first stage of consultation for Fosse Green Energy, a new 350MWdc solar and energy storage park in Lincolnshire, England. The solar and energy storage park is anticipated to have an export capacity of 240MWac peak alternating current, and could provide enough clean energy to power in the region of 110,000 homes. The proposed site is located to the north and south of the A46, known as Fosse Way, and will be made up of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery energy storage areas. The solar park will be connected by underground cable to the grid via a substation, which National Grid is in the process of exploring locations for.
There will be two stages of consultation to gather feedback from stakeholders, helping to shape plans for Fosse Green Energy. The first stage of consultation is running from 11 September to 20 October 2023. Gary Toomey, managing director at Windel Energy said: “We are committed to involving the local community and in consulting widely on our plans in a responsible way. “We’ve already considered and listened to feedback received earlier this year and have decided to not use overhead lines and pylons for the connection into the national grid. “The feedback we receive at this stage of public consultation is very important and will help to further influence design of the project, with it used to better understand aspects which should be prioritised as Fosse Green Energy is developed. “We are particularly looking for suggestions of community schemes or projects that we could be a part of and on our plans to deliver biodiversity net gain.” The solar and energy storage park is being proposed by Fosse Green Energy Limited, Windel Energy and Recurrent Energy JV. A project website has further details and can be found at www.fossegreenenergy.co.uk.
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