South Fambridge Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop South Fambridge Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will export 49.99MW of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power over 15,000 homes per year, a saving of 21,495 tonnes CO² *.
The project is situated off Fambridge Road, due north of Ashingdon. The approximately 155 acres (63Ha) site will be located on a number of 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.
* 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:||Fambridge Solar Park, Fambridge Road, South Fambridge, Rochford, SS4 3LS|
|Technology:||Solar PV (ground)|
|Land size (approx.)||155 acres|
|DNO:||UK Power Networks (UKPN)|
|Land designation:||Grade 3|
|Contract term:||30 years + 15 years (extension)|
|Planning submission date:||To be confirmed but proposed July / August 2020|
|Planning decision:||Early 2021|