UK-based solar energy company Solarcentury has been granted planning permission from the local council for a 6.3 MW solar park near Southampton in southern England.
The solar park at Chalcroft Farm will be home to 25,632 panels covering approximately 40 acres of land and will generate enough power for 1800 homes.
Eastleigh Borough Council has given the go ahead for the scheme in a location that Solarcentury says was chosen because of its minimal visual impact and proximity to grid connections.
“Solarcentury has designed and built 10 solar parks in the UK to date and this is the first where we have acted as developer,” says CEO Frans van den Heuvel. “When the right sites are selected, solar is a very attractive technology.”
The company currently has a further 68 MW of solar capacity in its development pipeline
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