Cornwall news Plan for solar farms as big as 237 football pitches next to A30 UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - They could power almost 25,000 homes from Indian Queens and St Dennis

Cornwall news Plan for solar farms as big as 237 football pitches next to A30 UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - They could power almost 25,000 homes from Indian Queens and St Dennis

Cornwall news  Plan for solar farms as big as 237 football pitches next to A30 UK news
06 April 2021 - 07:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! There are plans for two solar farms to be built next to the A30 in Cornwall. Statkraft, a large generator of renewable energy, is evaluating land on either side of the dual carriageway outside Indian Queens for the developments. Statkraft said both sites have been carefully chosen for their potential to deliver high levels of solar-powered electricity to the grid. The land identified is at White Cross - between White Cross and St Columb Road, south of the A392 - and at Treviscoe - west of St Dennis and north of Central Treviscoe, on fields between Treviscoe and the B3279. Subject to planning permission, they would be named White Cross solar energy farm and Treviscoe solar energy farm. The 75-hectare site at White Cross solar energy farm could generate over 51 gigawatt hours of electricity per year - which is enough to power over 14,000 homes. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. Treviscoe solar energy farm is on a 52-hectare site and could generate enough electricity to power over 9,000 homes. Statkraft also propose to install an 18MW battery for each solar project. This would be located at a separate site opposite the Indian Queens substation, where both projects will be connecting into the local grid. The batteries can store the electricity from the solar panels as well as be used to provide support services to the National Grid. A spokesperson for Statkraft said: "Both solar energy farms have the potential to create local jobs and supply contracts during the construction, operation and maintenance phase of the build, and make a significant contribution to local business rates.

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." Chris Banks, UK business development manager, said: "We are excited about the economic and environmental benefits that White Cross and Treviscoe solar energy farms could bring to the local community, while supporting Cornwall’s carbon reduction targets as well as the national effort to tackle climate change. "We want the local community to be involved in the process leading up to any planning application being submitted and will be asking for their feedback and views. We will be sharing our plans with the community via our project websites and online exhibition halls, providing a variety of ways for people to contact us, should they wish to so do.” Statkraft said that, because of Covid-19 restrictions, it is not able to host a resident information day about the project in each local community. The information is instead being provided online so that people can read and download it at home. The outline proposal is available now at the project websites – the online exhibitions will be open at the end of March. Anyone wishing to provide feedback on the proposal can do so via the project websites and online surveys, email at whitecrosssolar@solarcentury.com or treviscoesolar@solarcentury.com, or can call 0207 549 1299 or write to White Cross Solar, or Treviscoe Solar, c/o Solarcentury, 90 Union Street, London SE1 0NW. Any feedback should be submitted to Statkraft during March and April so that it can be included in the pre-application analysis and help inform the final plans.

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