Community-owned solar farm to be built in Plymouth
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%.
Action E1.2: Identify opportunities for large-scale renewable energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners, and wider business community.