The largest solar power plant ever proposed in the UK will be reviewed by the secretary of state within the next six months. The plan is for Cleve Hill to generate the lowest cost electricity on the UK network without needing subsidies to stay afloat. If it succeeds, it would usher in a new dawn for renewable energy in the UK, writes Alastair Buckley of the University of Sheffield.
Energy Post 15th Aug 2018 read more »
The UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar farm is to be delivered by British Solar Renewables (BSR) Group’s engineering, procurement and services arm. The firm, which has built some the UK’s largest developments, was awarded the contract by solar firm WolfeWare for the construction of the planned 15 megawatt (MW) site at Westcott Venture Park in Oxfordshire. The project will make the site – owned by property investor Rockspring – the country’s first carbon-negative business park. The park is expected to house around 60,000 solar panels and produce 14.5 gigawatts of energy each year. Graham Harding, managing director of BSR Group, said: “Unsubsidised solar is still in the early stages of development but our integrated delivery model gives us a head-start in delivering this and future projects. “We are delighted to be collaborating with WolfeWare and Rockspring to deliver this pioneering site at Westcott.”
Energy Voice 22nd Aug 2018 read more »