Planning Since: 05 Feb 2016
Number of panels:18000
Size of park:15.8 hectares
Height of panels:2.5m
Green electricity per year:tbc
Homes powered (equiv):1,090
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:1,773
We’re looking to add 18,000 solar panels to our nine windmill site near Old Dalby to create a hybrid green energy park. It’s an exciting project. By combining wind and sun energy in one location, we’ll create a more consistent energy supply.
Adding the 5MW sun park will power an extra 1,000 homes for the 25 years of its operation and save nearly 2,000 tonnes of CO2 in the process. We’ll even boost the area’s biodiversity by creating species-rich grassland and planting native hedgerows.
Homes Powered (equiv): Derived from the expected generation above and based on an average UK electricity consumption per household of 4,128 kWh per annum (DECC, 2015)
CO2 Savings (Tonnes/Year): Assumed CO2 equivalent figure is 394g of CO2/kWh produced at grid-mix (Dukes, 2015).
*Panel numbers to nearest 1,000
Eco Measures: This site will be will be managed to develop species-rich meadow grassland to benefit bees and farmland birds. Additional eco measures will include bird boxes.
Planning permission for a 5MW sun park at Dalby was granted today.
The planning application documents are available for online viewing here: http://publicaccess.melton.gov.uk/online-applications/ using reference number 16/00078/FUL. Any representations to the application should be made by email to the Planning Department via that link.
Ecotricity have submitted a planning application to Melton Borough Council for Dalby Solar Park. Once validated, the planning documents will be available for viewing on this website and a planning reference number provided.
Ecotricity held a one day public exhibition at Old Dalby Village Hall today between 3pm and 8pm. A planning application is likely to be submitted for the scheme in the new year.