JBM given green light for 50MW UK solar farm

Sep 19, 2022 01:40 PM ET
  • The Stoneshollow project lies in the Hinckley and also Bosworth district of Leicestershire
JBM given green light for 50MW UK solar farm
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JBM Solar's 50MW Stoneshollow solar farm in the UK has actually been granted planning permission.

The regional preparation committee voted unanimously in favour of the site being developed, with all 15 councillors giving their approval.

The solar farm is located in between Obaston Hollow, Barlestone and Nailstone, in the Hinckley and also Bosworth district of Leicestershire.

It will include co-located battery storage and will offer sufficient power to meet the equivalent demands of over 22,000 homes, saving over 2.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide contrasted to typical fossil fuel generation.

Proposals for the solar farm also include the design of a 3 acre outdoor classroom and academic space, the development of a new 2.6 kilometres looped walk, a planting programme for one of the UK's rarest native timber trees, the Black Poplar.

The solar farm will additionally accomplish a biodiversity internet gain of over 92%, with over 20 acres of dedicated wildflower meadow, and also greater than 3.8 kilometres of tree/hedge planting.

JBM said it had the assistance from the local Barlestone parish council, the town primary school, over 180 homeowners, regional community groups and a neighborhood church for the site.

The programmer stated it is "honored to be adding even more clean and also budget-friendly solar power to the UK grid" and that the "site showcases what solar farms can achieve".



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