New solar company establishes sights on 49.5 MW site in Yorkshire

Aug 12, 2020 02:08 PM ET
  • Ritchie Bland Energy Limited and also Harmony Energy have set their sights on a new 49.5 MW solar website in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.
New solar company establishes sights on 49.5 MW site in Yorkshire

If approved by the council, the site will certainly cover 150 hectares with 80 hectares made use of for photovoltaic panels and also secondary advancement. The website will likely utilize an existing Northern Power Grid substation on the land, which is currently utilized for farming purposes.

Talking To Solar Power Portal, James Ritchie, supervisor at Ritchie Bland Energy, claimed: "This would certainly be a significant infrastructure investment right into Richmond which will certainly supply reduced impact, tidy renewable resource that is not only terrific for the setting, however will also benefit the regional economy and neighborhood."

This would certainly be the initial project embarked on by the company, which is being headed by regional farmers and also business owners in the Richmond area, with the intent of using the chances provided by rural renewable energy.

" Sites like the one we are recommending can assist to keep the all-natural charm of the countryside whilst making sure that we work to combat environment change," continued Ritchie.

" We likewise plan to base our company in your area to purchase the r & d of low influence renewable energy and also storage technology, consisting of the building and construction and maintenance of such websites as well as equipment."

In November 2019, Harmony Energy specified it has a "big pipeline" of subsidy free solar projects, together with various utility-scale storage projects. It has remained to establish its profile via 2020, including getting the proceed for its largest grid-scale battery to date at 49.5 MW.

Ritchie stated the business had actually been picked as the companion for this project because of its "lengthy track record of delivering renewable resource projects nationwide, together with a pipe of aid complimentary solar, wind and energy range battery power storage properties that it aims to construct, own and run in over the coming years".

" Together, we will certainly work very closely and also collaboratively with regional vendors, the neighborhood authority and also regional communities to ensure the maximum benefit for all."

Following council approval, the planning will certainly have the ability to advance and further environmental impact assessments carried out. When built, the solar site is expected to have a lifespan of 40 years.

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