120 MW solar farm proposed for UK

17 January 2018

Developer INRG is proposing the construction of a 120 MW subsidy-free solar farm in the UK.

INRG says that it will start a public consultation process for its proposed plans in early 2018, and that it hopes to make a planning application later in the year.

The solar farm is the second large-scale, subsidy-free solar farm to be put forward by developers in the UK in recent months.

In November 2017, Hive Energy and Wirsol said they planned to develop a solar farm in Kent, southeast England, with a capacity of up to 350 MW.

INRG is developing plans for a site near Scunthorpe, northern England, and says that it could incorporate a 50 MW battery energy storage facility.

The Renewables Obligation, formerly the main mechanism for supporting large-scale renewable energy schemes in the UK, closed to large-scale solar projects in 2015.

Solar energy schemes are not currently eligible to participate in auctions for contracts for difference (CFD), the price support mechanism now used in the UK to support low carbon generation.

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