TGC Renewables has applied for planning permission for a 13MW solar project in Cambridgeshire which, if approved, would generate electricity for approximately 3,300 homes.
Should it be given the go ahead, TGC says it will install 55,000 PV panels on a 58 hectare site south west of Cambridge providing the landowner with rental income for the next 25 years.
With site approval a key element of the development process, TGC Renewables uses its own in-house planning experts to work with local authorities and communities to ensure that the pipeline of projects and solar farms the business has stands the best chance of being developed.
“With the large scale solar market still attractive to investors and land owners, the challenge that developers are now rising to is to make the most efficient use of available grid connections,” said Rob Denman, director, TGC Renewables.
“In practice this means having the expertise to develop multi-MW projects on sites that meet planning and EIA criteria, whilst also retaining affordable grid connectivity.
“Having developed significant in-house expertise, we can take our projects through the entire development cycle from feasibility through to grid connection.
“We now have over 50 MWs in planning and aim to increase this to over 100 MWs over the next 12 months.”