Statkraft seeks planning nod for UK grid park, extra photo voltaic and storage

February 8 (Renewables Now) – Norway’s Statkraft A/S final week submitted planning purposes for 2 photo voltaic parks in England with as much as 104 MW of battery storage capability at one of many websites.

The renewable vitality producer is searching for permission from the East Using of Yorkshire Council to put in a 49.99-MW photo voltaic park in between the Northern England villages of Allerthorpe and Thornton to generate electrical energy for round 18,500 houses. The so-called Soay Photo voltaic Farm undertaking comes along with a proposal for a Greener Grid Park – a facility that can allow utility Nationwide Grid plc to accommodate extra renewable energy to its energy community.

The Soay Photo voltaic Farm and Greener Grid Park will signify a complete funding of round GBP 125 million (USD 169.3m/EUR 148.5m). Offered that it secures consent this yr, Statkraft will provoke development works in 2023.

“The Soay Photo voltaic Farm will generate a considerable amount of sustainable electrical energy and the Greener Grid Park will optimise the uptake of that electrical energy to the nationwide grid, that means the 2 initiatives are solely complimentary,” stated undertaking director Charlotte Healey.

Additionally final week, Statkraft has lodged a planning utility for a 29-MVA photo voltaic farm in Mid Suffolk, which might be coupled with an as much as 104-MW battery storage system. Dubbed Greybarn, the photovoltaic (PV) park might be positioned on a 44-ha space south of Tye Lane, close to the village of Bramford. In response to the developer, the plant might be able to producing over 41 GWh of electrical energy per yr, or sufficient to provide 9,200 households.

(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.355/EUR 1.188)

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