- RWE has announced a 600 MW solar power plant in the UK to be accompanied by battery storage
- Project will be located near the company’s own onshore wind farm that will help save on overhead power lines and other infrastructure
- It is expected to be completed in 2029, provided requisite approvals are in place
- RWE says it will be one of the largest lowland sheep farms in the UK on completion
European energy company RWE has secured a capacity agreement from the National Grid of UK for its Tween Bridge Solar Farm with a potential generation capacity of up to 600 MW accompanied by battery storage, located next to the company’s own Tween Bridge Onshore Wind Farm.
The solar power plant with storage in South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire is a first for RWE in the UK market. On completion in 2029, RWE expects it to become one of the largest lowland sheep farms in the country.
Entire project will then host both solar power, onshore wind, storage and animal husbandry with a potential bee farm on the site. Being in proximity of the onshore wind farm helps save costs on additional overhead power lines or other network infrastructure.
RWE will now undertake detailed environmental surveys following the environmental scoping report submission, before applying for planning approval for the ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’ (NSIP).
“Solar in combination with battery storage fits well into RWE’s UK development portfolio, where we already generate 15% of the country’s energy needs. Our strategy is geared towards sustainability and the vigorous expansion of large scale solar will be part of these ambitions,” said CEO of RWE Renewables Onshore Wind and Solar Europe & Australia, Katja Wünschel.