Bracks Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Bracks Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will export 27MW of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power over 8,000 homes per year, a saving of 11,480 tonnes CO² *.
The project is situated off Wicken Road (the A1123), due north-east of Wicken. The approximately 116 acre (47.09Ha) 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 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.
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 3b|
|Contract term:||30 years + 15 years (extension)|
|Planning submission date:||April 2020|
|Planning decision:||Est. Autumn 2020|