Basingstoke

Preston Farm Solar Park

This project, if permitted, will generate 28MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
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Basingstoke

Preston Farm Solar Park

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7.002 homes per year*
produce enough clean renewable electricity to power
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6,202 tonnes CO2e
Savings per year

BSR Energy is looking to develop Preston Farm Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will generate 28MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.

This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power 7.002 homes per year*, a saving of 6,202 tonnes CO2e!

The project is situated off the B3046 and is approximately 1.3 miles west of the village of Preston Candover. The approximately 116 acre (47Ha) site will be located in three fields which are currently used for arable farming. In addition to having solar panels on the site, the proposal also includes biodiversity and landscape enhancement measures.

The solar park will feature the latest technology from the industry, with a primary focus to maximise the yield over the given area.

* 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.

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Location
Land at Preston Farm, Preston Candover, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2DS
Technology
Solar PV (Ground Mounted)
Size
28MWp design capacity
Land Size (approx.)
c. 47Ha (116 acres)
DNO
Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE)
Land Designation
Agricultural, Grade 3b with isolated areas of 3a
Planning consent duration
Application is for 35 years
Planning submission date
Estimated September 2021
Planning decision date
Estimated February 2022
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