Bracks Solar Park
BSR Energy obtained planning consent for Bracks Solar Park in October 2020. This project, when built, will generate 28MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power 7,002 homes per year*, a saving of 6,202 tonnes CO2e!
The project is situated off Wicken Road (the A1123), due north-east of Wicken. The approximately 116-acre (47Ha) site is in several 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.
* Based on an annual average domestic consumption per household (Great Britain) of 3,799 kWh. Source BEIS, Regional and Local authority electricity consumption statics 2018.
! Based on ‘Emissions associated with the generation of electricity at a power station (Electricity generation factors do not include transmission and distribution). Source BEIS, Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2020.
|Location:||Land at Bracks Farm, Wicken, Ely, East Cambridgeshire, CB25 0BH|
|Technology:||Solar PV (Ground Mounted)|
|Size:||28MWp design capacity|
|Land Size (approx.):||c. 47Ha (116 acres)|
|DNO:||UK Power Networks (UKPN)|
|Land Designation:||Agricultural, Grade 3b|
|Planning consent duration:||40 years|
|Planning submission date:||April 2020|
|Planning decision date:||8th October 2020|