BayWa, Grune Energien win permit for 50-MW solar project in England

Sep 16, 2022 12:27 PM ET
  • German renewables firm BayWa r.e. AG as well as its partner Grune Energien Solar GmbH have been given preparing consent for a 49.9-MW solar project in the UK, the companions stated on Thursday.
BayWa, Grune Energien win permit for 50-MW solar project in England

The authorization concerns the Perrinpit Road Solar Farm project in South Gloucestershire, South West England. The system will be executed via a joint venture in between both companies as well as is their second solar development in the UK.

BayWa and also Grune Energien intend to release building activities early in 2024 with the aim of bringing the plant online later in the very same year. Up to 20 jobs are planned to be developed throughout the building stage. Once up and running, the solar photovoltaic (PV) park is expected to produce enough electricity to cover the intake of about 15,000 homes annually. According to the programmers, the output is seen to improve South Gloucestershire Council's renewable energy creating capacity by almost 30%.

The Perrinpit project includes a biodiversity strategy that consists of the growing of brand-new trees, wildflowers and hedges.

This summer, BayWa was among the champions in the UK federal government's newest contracts for distinction (CfD) public auction, securing projects with an incorporated capacity of over 330 MW. The bundle is comprised of six solar schemes of 236 MW in overall and also two onshore wind projects completing 98 MW.

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