Akeman Solar Park

The Akeman Effect

The amount of renewable energy (in MWhrs) annually

*Please note that calculations may be adjusted to ensure maximum accuracy

Tonnes CO2 emissions avoided
Avg. domestic households served each year
Approx. hectares of land protected by the solar park

Akeman Solar Park

BSR Energy’ has submitted plans for a revised solar park (Akeman Solar Park) and battery storage facility on land south of Ramsden, Akeman Street, Ramsden, OX7 3AY. The developer ran an initial programme of public consultation in 2021 and submitted plans for the proposal. However, having listened to feedback collected during the original consultation period, BSR revised the site scheme design and launched a second programme of public consultation in 2023.

Although the revised site scheme is 10% smaller than the previous design, technological advances and specification changes in the output of panels means the Solar Park would still have an export capacity of up to 20MW for distribution to the National Grid and would generate an estimated 20,000MWh of clean, renewable electricity per year. This is the equivalent to the annual electrical needs of approximately 6,060 family homes. The anticipated CO2 displacement is around 8,600 tonnes per annum, which represents an emission saving equivalent of a reduction in 3,970 cars on the road every year. The need for increased renewable energy is urgent and is in a context of declared national and local climate emergencies, where all efforts must be made to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

BSR Energy is passionate about playing its part to help the UK make the change towards renewable sources. We have all seen first-hand this summer the impacts that climate change is having, from the hottest day on record being recorded, to official drought declarations. The time to take action and mitigate against any further damage to our planet is now.

The UK Government and many local authorities, including West Oxfordshire District Council, have declared Climate Emergencies in response to the growing and imminent threat posed by climate change, and this application proposes precisely the type and of new energy infrastructure needed to help counter that very serious threat.

Stat References

Based on an annual average domestic consumption per household (Great Britain) of 3,799 kWh. Source BEIS, Regional and Local authority electricity consumption statics 2018.

Based on 'Emissions associated with the generation of electricity at a power station (Electricity generation factors do not include transmission and distribution). Source BEIS, Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2020.