TGC Renewables, an independent renewable energy project developer, is seeking planning permission for its proposed 13MW solar park in Cambridgeshire, UK.
As reported by PV-Tech’s sister site Solar Power Portal, the proposed development will see 58 hectares of low-grade agricultural land in the southwest of Cambridge become home to 55,000 PV modules which will generate enough electricity to power 3,356 homes.
The solar farm is one of many solar projects being developed under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme, which will see the eligible rate for solar drop from 2ROCs to 1.6ROCs on 1 April 2013.
Rob Denman, Director of TGC Renewables commented: “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.
“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 MW in planning and aim to increase this to over 100MW over the next 12 months.”