TGC Renewables debuts plans for new solar farm in Cambridgeshire

07/03/2013 13:33 Renewable

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TGC Renewables, an independent renewable energy project developer, has applied for planning permission for its proposed 13MW solar park in Cambridgeshire, England. The proposed solar farm will see 58 hectares of low-grade agricultural land in the South West of Cambridge holding up to 55,000 PV modules, which will be enough to power about 3,300 homes, while also giving the farm a guaranteed rental income for the next 25 years.

Rob Denman, director of TGC Renewables, said the solar development is still attractive to investors and land owners, despite the government's recent cuts to solar farm subsidies. The potential solar park is the latest in a long line of >5MW solar parks that are being developed under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme, which will see the eligible rate for solar drop from 2ROCs to 1.6ROCs on April 2013. The project could create more energy jobs.

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