Virtual public consultation for proposed solar farm in Sedgeford
Regener8 Power Limited has launched plans to build a 21MWp solar farm and battery storage facility on 44.5 hectares of land at Sedgeford Hall.
Once operational, the project would be capable of generating renewable electricity to meet the energy needs of approximately 6,275 homes*, with a CO2 saving of more than 10,400 tonnes per annum.
Information about the project is available at http://www.sedgefordhallsolar.co.uk and a leaflet has been delivered to homes neighbouring the site. In addition, a virtual consultation webinar is being held on Thursday 25th March at 2pm to provide the local community with the opportunity to find out more about Regener8 Power’s proposal for Sedgeford Hall solar farm. Members of the project development team will be available to present details of the proposal and answer any questions the public may have with regards to this project. Anyone interested in attending the virtual consultation webinar should register their interest by visiting http://www.sedgefordhallsolar.co.uk/Consultation and completing the registration form.
Sedgeford Hall solar farm would generate approximately 22,600 MWh of clean renewable electricity per year by using photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity. The proposals also include provision for a 10MWh battery storage system on-site that will supply renewable electricity to the local grid at times of peak energy demand, providing security to the UK’s energy supply.
Adriano Satta, Director of Regener8 Power Limited, said: “Due to current government guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we are not able to meet in person with local residents and businesses as we had hoped. However, we are looking forward to the virtual public consultation, which will work in the same manner, allowing local residents to share their views on the project whilst keeping everyone as safe as possible.
“We believe that the Sedgeford Hall solar farm will help the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to further reduce its carbon dioxide emissions in line with the UK’s 2050 net-zero target. The renewable energy will result in thousands of tonnes less of carbon dioxide being produced every year and contribute to the government’s plans to build back greener after the pandemic.”
*Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (UK Government) calculates annual domestic energy prices based on fixed consumption levels of 3,600kWh per year for standard electricity. Therefore: 21mWh/ 3.6mWh = 6,275 homes.