World’s End Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Worlds End Farm 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 Clapton 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 155 acres (62.79Ha) 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 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.
* 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 Worlds End Farm, Clapton, Berkeley, GL13 9RA|
|Technology:||Solar PV (ground)|
|Land size (approx.)||155 acres|
|DNO:||Western Power Distribution (WPD)|
|Land designation:||Grade 3|
|Contract term:||30 years + 15 years (extension)|
|Planning submission date:||Est. Autumn 2020|
|Planning decision:||Est. Early 2021|