Lightsource BP Planning 49.9 MW Solar Farm In UK

Lightsource BP Proposes 49.9 MW Bilsthorpe Solar Farm In Billsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; Company Launching Awareness & Feedback Campaign For Plant
05:30 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. May 2019
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The Bilsthorpe Solar Farm with 49.9 MW capacity has been proposed by Lightsource BP for Nottinghamshire in the UK. (Photo Credit: Lightsource BP)

Key Takeaways

  • Lightsource BP is working on a 49.9 MW solar power plant in Nottinghamshire, UK
  • The proposed project is planned for 205 acres of land at Inkersall Grange Farm, Inkersall Grange Road in Billsthorpe
  • Currently, it is holding public awareness campaign and gathering feedback from the residents
  • Once the project is up and running, Lightsource BP said it is expected to generate solar power for 16,633 homes

United Kingdom based solar power developer Lightsource BP is working towards garnering public support for a proposed 49.9 MW solar farm in Nottinghamshire. For this, it plans to hold a community information event on May 20, 2019 where its environmental planning and sustainability team will discuss the planning proposals and gather feedback from the denizens.

The 49.9 MW Bilsthorpe Solar Farm is proposed to come up on 205 acres of land at Inkersall Grange Farm, Inkersall Grange Road in Billsthorpe. Lightsource BP claims it will generate clean energy for 16,633 homes on completion. It has zeroed in on this site because the proposed fields are well-screened by local topography which would limit any surrounding views of the solar installation.

Solar energy is not only clean and renewable, but it also generates locally-produced electricity. This makes solar an important part of meeting the global rise in energy demand efficiently and more sustainably,” said Lightsource BP Director of Business Development for Europe, Conor McGuigan.

The company has recently secured £150 million ($194 million) debt investment facility from CDPQ which it plans to use for its solar assets worth 700 MW located across various countries (see £150mn For Lightsource BP Solar Assets).

Anu Bhambhani

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