Town Farm

Town Farm Solar Park

The Town 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
Town Farm

Town Farm Solar Park

British Solar Renewables (BSR Energy) has been granted planning permission for Town Farm Solar Park by East Suffolk Council. Town Farm Solar Park is a new solar development on Land at Town Farm, off of Town Farm Lane. The 28.66-hectare site is located approximately 2.8km north of the settlement of Saxmundham and to the eastern aspect of the A12. The proposals represent an opportunity to boost green energy generation in East Suffolk.

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, East Suffolk 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 all saw first-hand the impacts that climate change had last summer, 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 an approximate design capacity of 21MWp 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.