PACE's initial UK solar farm Three Bridges gets planning consent

Feb 17, 2021 01:09 PM ET
  • Pathfinder Clean Power (PACE) has been granted planning consent for its Three Bridges solar farm.
PACE's initial UK solar farm Three Bridges gets planning consent
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The 21MW project will sit 7 miles north-east of Dereham in Norfolk and also have the capability to be co-located with power storage space. It might be constructed with either tracker technology or even more typical fixed tilt, the company claimed.

It was initially announced back in 2020, with preparing approval sent in December in addition to plans for the similar 20MWp Burgate solar farm, which if accepted will be developed 8 miles north of Norwich.

Alex Ross, supervisor of PACE advancements in the UK, said the business was "delighted" to attain preparation for the Three Bridges project "despite the challenges of lockdown".

" It's our lead project in our first 300MW UK pipeline that we mean to create prior to the end of 2022."

UK-headquartered PACE is looking to establish a pipe of 1GW of solar projects in the UK as well as abroad, with advanced sites in Canada as well as Spain along with a project readied to begin operations in Poland.

Rob Denman, taking care of supervisor of PACE, stated accomplishing planning consent in Norfolk was a "great turning point" for the company, which they were eagerly anticipating relocating into building.

" This is the very first of the three projects comprising our lead UK portfolio completing 67MWp that needs to go into building in mid-2021.

" As our tasks and growths in Canada, Spain and also Poland likewise development then our group expects bringing our experience as well as resources to these and also additional markets via the year."

PACE was founded in 2017 by Denman and also Ross, as well as utilizes cloud-based exclusive technology to team up across international markets and also projects, allowing it to provide affordable power prices under PPAs or federal government auctions, the business said.