Plans for a 40-acre solar farm in Cardiff have moved forward after they were recommended for approval. The facility, earmarked for the old landfill site at Lamby Way, Rumney, would generate 7.5 megawatts of green electricity and have a lifespan of 35 years. Cardiff Council’s cabinet backed a business case for the scheme last year and the local authority’s proposal has now received the support of planning officers. Last year, the council said it had been working with an organisation located close to the site which had agreed, in principle, to use 4.5 MW of from the solar farm over 20 years, with the remaining 3.5 MW of electricity being sold to the National Grid. The installation will include more than 30,000 solar panels arranged in rows. A security fence, 2.2 metres in height, will be erected around the site and 39 camera poles, approximately three-to-four metres high, will be put in place, each pole supporting a CCTV camera for surveillance.
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