Developer Low Carbon has begun energising a 22MW solar farm in Buckinghamshire in England. The Fox Covert Solar Farm is the company’s first project to energise as part of a pipeline of solar and battery projects in excess of 3GW in the UK. The announcement follows the recent news Low Carbon secured contracts for 10 solar projects with a capacity of 350MW in the latest CfD allocation round. In the last year the company has raised close to £1bn in finance to support the wider development of its renewables projects.
Fox Covert has the capacity to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 7000 homes and is also the first to benefit from Low Carbon’s partnership with LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Education, an initiative that aims to inspire and educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside. “We are delighted to see Fox Covert Solar Farm come online, which represents a landmark moment in our journey to becoming a global IPP,” said Low Carbon founder and chief executive Roy Bedlow “We are developing renewable energy at scale in the UK and the Fox Covert project will make an important contribution to tackling climate change and enhancing our energy security.” Landowner of Fox Covert Solar Farm Jo Nicholson added: “As farmers, we’ve got to bring life back into the farms through regenerative farming, people now understand the need for renewable energy. Having solar on our site, gives us a chance to rest the land and diversify into other farming.”
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Low Carbon]