Clean energy solutions company Enviromena has secured approval from planners for a solar farm near Aberdare, South Wales, that will covered approximately 15 footballs pitches (30 acres).
The 9MW project was presented by Enviromena in partnership with RE Projects Development and will be built over four fields accommodating between 16 and 23 rows of south-facing photovoltaic panels.
The site will keep all existing hedges and vegetation, and continued agriculture, with the lowest edge of the panels raised above the ground to enable sheep to continue grazing at the location.
The Bryngolwg site will be capable of providing power to over 2,500 homes and will offset around 3,700 tonnes of carbon emissions per annum once operational.
Councillors on the Cynon Valley Council planning committee voted 8-0 in favour of the application.
Enviromena’s European sales director, Lee Adams, said: “This is our second site to receive unanimous planning approval in four months and we believe that local planners are reacting to the urgent need for renewable energy to tackle rising electricity bills together with the need to meet the UK Government’s new targets to double existing renewable generation capacity by 2030.”
The construction phase of the development is expected to last just 3 months. A start date has yet to be announced.
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