NEARLY a quarter of Swindon Borough Council’s electricity consumption will be provided by solar power. The local authority has joined with suppliers West Mercia Energy, Total Gas & Power and Swindon Chapel Farm Solar in an agreement which means that all the power generated at the Chapel Farm solar plant near Blunsdon will be used by the council. It is estimated that the farm – on a former landfill site – will generate approximately 5 million kWh of electricity each year, which is nearly 25 per cent of the council’s use.
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The project means that all the energy generated at the site is offset directly against the council’s energy consumption. It is estimated that the farm will generate approximately five million kWh of electricity each year, which is nearly 25 percent of the council’s corporate electricity consumption. Councillor Keith Williams, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for climate change, said: “This is a big step towards the council’s target of being ‘net-zero’ by 2030.
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A Solar power station plan between Milton Keynes and Bedford in the offing as developers approach councils for early opinions. A solar power station could be on the cards for 75 hectares of border farmland after developers approached three councils for their opinions on the environmental impact of the scheme. The potential site of the 45mw electricity generating solar panels is just outside the villages of Astwood and Stagsden, between Newport Pagnell and Bedford, and could supply electricity to up to 15,000 homes. Planning agent Pegasus Group has been told by Milton Keynes Council that renewable energy company Renewable Connections Developments would not have to complete an environmental impact assessment as part of the planning process.
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