BayWa r.e, in partnership with Grune Energien Solar, has received planning permission to develop the almost 50MW Rag Lane solar farm in the UK.
The project, located near Bristol, will deliver approximately 52 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity each year to the national grid, enough to supply approximately 15,000 homes.
The farm is predicted to expand South Gloucestershire Council’s renewable energy generating capacity by almost 30%.
Construction for the site is planned to commence at the beginning of 2023, with a grid connection expected to be made in the second half of 2023.
John Milligan, BayWa r.e. UK managing director, said: “If we are to meet the UK’s legally binding target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we need to start taking decisive action.
“The implementation of renewable energy projects is key to this and with the planning committee voting unanimously to grant consent for Rag Lane solar farm, we are motivated by the local commitment to contributing actively to meet these goals.
“Receiving planning permission for the construction of the project is also a huge milestone for BayWa r.e. and marks the first of our greenfield sites in the UK to be granted consent.
“It is a credit to the hard work of the whole team, and we look forward to continuing these efforts as construction gets underway.”
Image credit: BayWa r.e.
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