North Kesteven District Council has approved a near 50MW solar farm alongside planning consent for a 50MWh battery for Pegasus Group, adjacent to an existing 18MW solar farm. Plans for the Branston Solar Extension were approved last week, which will see the 49.9MW project – with a 40MW export capacity – delivered on land near to the Branston potato factory outside of Lincoln. The potential 25MW/50MWh battery is not provided for by the approved grid connection and so Pegasus Group will now engage with local network operator Western Power Distribution to see the storage facility utilised. There is a small import capacity within the existing grid offer and so discussions with WPD will seek to see this increased.
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Viridian Solar has signed an exclusive supply agreement with housing developer Bloor Homes. Bloor, the UK’s largest privately-owned housing developer, will exclusively use Viridian’s roof-integrated Clearline Fusion panels under the agreement which runs until the end of 2020. It’s the second exclusive agreement Viridian has clinched with a housing developer in recent months having secured a similar agreement with Persimmon Homes last December. Stuart Elmes, chief executive at Viridian Solar, said: “As solar becomes more widely used in new homes, developers are taking control of the solar that is installed on the homes they build, and we’re thrilled that Bloor Homes has recognised the durability and quality of our great looking roof integrated solar.”
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