A vast solar farm could generate enough electricity to power thousands of homes. Almost 200 acres of north Leicestershire farmland has been earmarked for a huge bank of photovoltaic panels which would be able to generate energy from sunlight for the next 40 years. Green Farm Solar is asking Melton Borough Council for planning permission to install the complex over eight fields near Barkestone-le-Vale, in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. The company said it would have the capacity to generate almost 50 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 15,000 homes and save the emission of some 21,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
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Swansea has continued its solar power rollout, with the Egni Co-op announcing the completion of two more projects. A 30kWp system consisting of 80 panels has been installed at Portmead Primary School and a 24kWp system with 64 panels at Glyncollen Primary School. The new installations follows the installation of solar panels on six schools in Pembrokeshire in September by Egni, a community organisation that funds and manages PV installations in Wales. In the same month, it installed 220kW of rooftop solar on three schools in Swansea – Pentrehafod, Gowerton and Pontardulais Comprehensives.
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