World’s End Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Worlds End Farm Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will export 50MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power 12,501 homes per year*, a saving of 11,072 tonnes CO2e.!
The project is situated off Worlds End Lane and is approximately 2.5 miles south west of the village of Berkeley and 1.5 miles south south-west of Magnox. The approximately 160 acres (64.62Ha) 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 and planting of additional hedgerows to ensure there are minimal visual and environmental impacts.
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 Worlds End Farm, Clapton, Berkeley, GL13 9RA|
|Technology:||Solar PV (ground mounted)|
|Size:||50MW design capacity|
|Land size (approx.)||160 acres (64.62Ha)|
|DNO:||Western Power Distribution (WPD)|
|Planning Consent duration:||Application is for 45 years|
|Planning submission date:||May 2021|
|Planning decision date:||August 2021|