500 MW Solar+Storage Project Planned For UK

Sunnica Energy Ltd Submits Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report To UK’s National Infrastructure Planning Service For 500 MW Solar & Storage Project
03:21 AM (Beijing Time) - 27. March 2019

Key Takeaways

  • The National Infrastructure Planning Service of the UK has received the EIA Scoping Report for a 500 MW solar with storage capacity project
  • Sunnica Ltd plans to build the Sunnica Energy Farm on 2 sites, being referred to as Sunnica West Site and Sunnica East Site
  • The developer defines the proposed plant as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project

A solar PV with storage capacity totalling 500 MW in scope is being planned in the UK. Sunnica Energy Ltd., has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for the Sunnica Energy Farm to the country’s National Infrastructure Planning Service.

If approved, it will be the largest solar park in the country – and one of the largest in Europe.

The company proposes to develop the capacity on 2 sites with on-site energy storage facilities. Project location is approximately 4.5 km to the east of Burwell for Sunnica West Site and approximately 2.5 km to the south-west of Mildenhall for Sunnica East Site.

Sunnica Ltd., has defined the project as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), an onshore generating station in the country, exceeding 50 MW. As of now, the developer plans to use modules with a generating capacity of between 250 W and 400 W with centralized inverters.

Sunnica Energy Ltd., is a joint venture of UK’s Tribus and PS Renewables and was previously known as Kestrel Meadow Limited.

The EIA Scoping Report was prepared by AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited for Sunnica.

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