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The Plymouth City Council Planning Committee have unanimously approved the construction of a new community-owned solar farm next year.

The 13MW solar farm will be located on the old landfill site at Chelson Meadow, as a partnership between the Council and local charity Plymouth Energy Community (PEC). It is set to significantly reduce carbon emissions while being able to power 3,680 homes a year, increasing the city’s renewable power generation by almost 50%.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?   

Action E1.2. Identify opportunities for renewable energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners.

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