Akeman Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Akeman Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will export 20MW of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power over 6,000 homes per year, a saving of 8,600 tonnes CO² *.
The project is situated off the B4022, approximately half a mile south-west of Ramsden. The approximately 104 acres (42.02Ha) site will be located in a number of fields which are currently used for arable farming. In addition to having solar panels on the site, the proposal also includes a small energy storage component in the form of a 1.5 MW battery. Biodiversity and landscape enhancement measures, such as the gapping up of existing hedgerows and provision of improved grassland, to ensure there is a minimal visual and environmental impact will also form part of the scheme.
The solar park will feature the latest technology from the industry, with a primary focus to maximise the yield over the given area.
* For every 5MW installed, a solar farm will power over 1,515 homes annually (based on an average annual consumption of 3,300 kWh of electricity for a house) and save 2,150 tonnes of CO2. Approximately 25 acres of land is required for every 5 megawatts (MW) of installation.
|Location:||Land at Bracks Farm, Wicken, Ely, East Cambridgeshire, CB7 5YD|
|Technology:||Solar PV (ground)|
|Land size (approx.)||116 acres|
|DNO:||UK Power Networks (UKPN)|
|Land designation:||Grade 3|
|Contract term:||30 years + 15 years (extension)|
|Planning submission date:||Est. Autumn 2020|
|Planning decision:||Est. Early 2021|