Dulas and vento ludens have submitted a planning application for a 15.5 MW solar park which would become one of the largest solar parks in the UK.
Located at Glebe Farm near Bedford, the proposed 65,800-paneled solar park would cover an area of 27 hectares and is designed to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 3,705 homes, almost 6 percent of the homes in Bedford Borough Council. The proposed scheme would increase the capacity of renewables in Bedfordshire by nearly 25 percent and would result in a 6,797 kg/year offset reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Sanjay Bowry, chief executive officer at Dulas, said: “We are excited to be working with vento ludens on this scheme, for one of the largest solar parks in the UK, which will make a significant contribution to the provision of clean, green renewable energy in the UK and help the UK meet its 2020 obligations. This scheme will also contribute greatly to the impending UK energy gap due to the planned decommissioning of up to 22 GW of conventional power generation over the next five years.”
Dr Jay Butler, UK managing director of vento ludens Ltd, added: “GlebeFarmSolarPark could be a first class solar photovoltaic project. We believe that large-scale solar projects can become significant power sources for our common future and vento ludens are proud to be contributing towards a sustainable solar industry. We are delighted to have the chance to work with Dulas, a very experienced renewables advisor, on this development.”