Report: Kronos Solar considers building 25MW solar farm in Cornwall


A report from BBC News has advised that German company Kronos Solar is considering developing a 25MW solar farm on Lower Wheatley Farm, north of Launceston in Cornwall. The project would be constructed across 120-acres and would be the largest solar farm in the county. The report points out that the local authority notes that Kronos is one of various firms currently pondering over constructing a solar farm in the area between 20-30MW.

Kronos advised that it would make a decision whether or not to submit a planning application over the next few weeks. BBC advised that a company spokesman advised that its investigations were at a “very early stage” and, further, that the location and size of any possible project had “not been decided.”

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Cornwall has 12 solar farms already built in its region, with permission for 24 more. The biggest installation to date is a 5MW solar farm, which supplies energy for about 1,000 homes. BBC acknowledge that while some residents remain enthusiastic about the prospect of renewable energy, other’s find the idea of such a large solar farm a challenge to fully accept.

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