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Coldharbour Farm Solar Park

The Coldharbour 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. acres of land protected by solar parks
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Coldharbour Farm Solar Park

British Solar Renewables (BSR Energy) has received planning consent for a new 49.99MW solar park near Dolton, Devon.

Coldharbour Farm Solar Park will make a positive contribution to net zero aims, providing clean, renewable energy to at least 12,501* homes and will offset approximately 11,702! tonnes of CO2! (Carbon Dioxide) per year. The solar development will also have a significant positive impact on its local environment, delivering combined biodiversity net-gains of over 10% in habitat and hedgerow.

Given the current cost of living crisis, which includes soaring energy prices and concerns around energy security, providing locally sourced clean, green, and reliable energy production is more vital than ever. Additionally, Torridge District Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the central Government has set out ambitious targets to ensure the United Kingdom is net zero by 2050. In order to meet this target and to address the climate emergency, the shift away from polluting fossil fuel sources towards green energy production options, such as solar developments, is needed urgently.

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.

*Based on an annual average domestic consumption per household (Great Britain) of 3,799 kWh. Source BEIS, Regional and Local authority electricity consumption statics 2018.5

! 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.

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