Park Farm

Park Farm Solar Park

The Park Farm 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
Park Farm

Park Farm Solar Park

British Solar Renewables (BSR Energy) has been granted planning permission for Park Farm Solar Park by East Suffolk Council. Park Farm Solar Park is a new solar development on Land at Park Farm, Loudham Hall Lane. The 26.39-hectare site is located approximately 1.5km south east of the centre of Wickham Market, and to the eastern aspect of the A12 dual carriageway. The proposals represent an opportunity to boost green energy generation in East Suffolk.

In June 2019, East Suffolk Council declared a Climate Emergency in recognition of the need to take urgent action in respect of climate change. As part of this declaration, East Suffolk Council’s aim is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. In addition to this, the Government has made a legal commitment to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 which will require a rapid and expanded deployment of low carbon power, including solar.

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 solar scheme has a design capacity of 21MW and will generate an estimated 19,950 MWh of clean, renewable and sustainable electricity per year. This is the equivalent to the annual electrical needs of approx. 5,251 family homes. The anticipated CO2 displacement is around 4,651 tonnes per annum.

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.