South Fambridge Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop South Fambridge Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will generate 49.99MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network and 20MW Battery energy storage system.
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 Fambridge Road, due north of Ashingdon. The approximately 155 acres (63Ha) site will be located on several fields which are currently used for arable farming. In addition to having solar panels on the site, the proposal includes biodiversity and landscape enhancement measures, such as the gapping up of existing hedgerows and provision of improved grassland, to ensure there is 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 Fambridge Road, South Fambridge, Rochford, SS4 3LS|
|Technology:||Solar PV (Ground Mounted) & Battery Storage|
|Size:||49.99MWp design capacity of Solar PV & 20MW of battery energy storage|
|Land Size (approx.):||c. 63Ha (155 acres)|
|DNO:||UK Power Networks (UKPN)|
|Land Designation:||Agricultural, Grade 3b|
|Planning consent duration:||Application is for 40 years|
|Planning submission date:||Estimated January 2021|
|Planning decision date:||Estimated April/May 2021|